Temperature map and phase curve of the exoplanet WASP-43b

Video April 30, 2024
© T. Müller (MPIA/HdA) / Taylor J. Bell (BAERI/NASA)

The animation shows the perceived temperature changes on the exoplanet WASP-43b during the observation, as calculated from the measured infrared phase curve. The overlay on the right shows the corresponding perspective on the planet's temperature map.

More information is available in the press release Clouds blanket the night side of the hot exoplanet WASP-43b.

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