Transit of 55 Cancri e

This video shows an artist's impression of the super-Earth 55 Cancri e moving in front of its parent star. During these transits astronomers were able to gather information about the atmosphere of the exoplanet. The Scientists were able to retrieve the spectrum of 55 Cancri e embedded in the light of its parent star.

The analysis showed that the atmosphere of 55 Cancri e consists mainly of helium and hydrogen with hints of hydrogen cyanide.


ESA/Hubble, M. Kornmesser

About the Video

Release date:16 February 2016, 16:00
Related releases:heic1603
Duration:30 s
Frame rate:30 fps

About the Object

Name:55 Cancri e
Type:Milky Way : Planet
Milky Way : Planet : Feature : Atmosphere
Category:3D Animations

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