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Planet with A 13-hour Year

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Produced by the Space Telescope Science Institute’s Office of Public Outreach in collaboration with NASA’s Universe of Learning partners: Caltech/IPAC, Center for Astrophysics | Harvard & Smithsonian, and NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory.
 
Video imagery:


·        Animation TESS spacecraft: NASA/GSFC Conceptual Image Lab
·        TOI 1807 b illustration: NASA/GSFC, Chris Smith (KBRwyle)
·        Animation star TOI 1807 and planet: NASA/GSFC, Chris Smith (KBRwyle)


 
Writer: Leah Ramsay
Designer: Leah Hustak
Science review: Dr. Alexandra Lockwood
Education review: Jim Manning
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Transcript

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Gases of various colors in outer space. Text, News from the Universe
 
Planet with a 13-Hour Year, July 15, 2021
 
Animation of a satellite
 
NASA's TESS mission has helped to identify a new exoplanet, T O I 1807b, with an ultra-short orbit, or year,, that takes only 13 hours.
 
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Did the planet form and migrate toward its star in only two hundred million years? Is it rocky with a thick atmosphere?
 
Further study of T O I 1807b, will help scientists understand how these types of planets form and evolve...
 
And potentially shed light on the early stages of our own solar system.
 
This news was brought to you in part by NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, MD