Chris McKitterick (mckitterick) wrote,
Chris McKitterick

Astro-image of the day: a planet blacker than black

HD 149026b might be the blackest known planet in the universe... and the hottest. Click here for the full story. (Clearly this image must have been painted from a photograph taken in the infrared.)

Click the image for an gorgeous (and SFnal) QuickTime animation of this planet spinning through the galaxy.

Tags: astronomy

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