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First Map of Alien World animation

NASA/JPL-Caltech/Harvard-Smithsonian CfA2007-05-09

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This image shows the first-ever map of the surface of an exoplanet, or a planet beyond our solar system. Showing temperature variations across the cloudy tops of a gas giant called HD 189733b, the infrared data is taken by NASA Spitzer Space Telescope.

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  • Title: First Map of Alien World animation
  • Creator: NASA/JPL-Caltech/Harvard-Smithsonian CfA
  • Date Created: 2007-05-09
  • Rights: JPL

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