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Hazy red sunset on extrasolar planet

Fly by past the planet HD 189733b (artist's impression) (c) ESA/Hubble (M. Kornmesser and L. L. Christensen)

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— 11 December 2007 16:47 GMT | Astronomy

The NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope has given astronomers a fascinating new insight into the atmosphere of a planet in orbit around another star. The observations provide evidence of the presence of hazes in the atmosphere of the planet HD 189733b…