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Detailed photograph of CoRoT-7b

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Detailed photograph of CoRoT-7b
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CoRoT-7b, the spot-shaped shadow in the bottom left corner, shown in front of its central star (artist’s impression). Due to its proximity to its star, researchers assume that this extrasolar planet will be subjected to temperatures in excess of 1000 degrees Celsius.

Credit: Klaudia Einhorn.
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