Transit of exoplanet and exomoon
This animation demonstrates how the measured light curve from the star Kepler-1625b led to the conclusion that the system may consist of not only a planet, but also at least one moon.
When the planet moves in front of its parent star a tiny portion of its light is blocked by the disc of the planet, so we observe a dimming of the light from the star. Right after the exoplanet has finished its transit the starlight is seen to dim slightly again, suggesting the presence of a moon trailing the planet.Credit:
ESA/Hubble, L. Calçada
About the Video
|Release date:||3 October 2018, 20:00|
|Frame rate:||30 fps|