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Artist's Impression of the Hazy Red Sunset on HD 189733b

Caption: An artist's impression of the extrasolar planet HD 189733b seen here with its parent star looming behind. The planet is slightly larger than our own Solar System's Jupiter. Its atmosphere is a scorching eight hundred degrees Celsius. Astronomers have found that the sunset on HD 189733b would look similar to a hazy red sunset on Earth.

Credit: ESA, NASA and Frederic Pont (Geneva University Observatory)

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