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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. COROT-9b is an exoplanet orbiting the star COROT-9, approximately 1500 light years away in the constellation Serpens. COROT-9b's distance of nearest approach to its parent star of approximately 0.36 AU is the largest of all known transiting planets, with an orbital period of 95 days. The transit of this planet lasts 8 hours. The planet is at a distance from its star where there is a strong increase in albedo as the temperature decreases, because of the condensation of reflective water clouds in the atmosphere. This suggests its atmosphere may be locked into one of two states: a cloudless state with temperatures between 380 K (107 C; 224 F) and 430 K (157 C; 314 F), or covered in water clouds with a temperature in the range 250 K ( 23 C; 10 F) to 290 K (17 C; 62 F).show more

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  • Paperback | 96 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 6mm | 150g
  • Fidel
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 6136697033
  • 9786136697031