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WASP-5b is an extrasolar planet orbiting the star WASP-5 located approximately 1000 light-years away in the constellation Phoenix. [1]

15 relations: Constellation, Exoplanet, Gas giant, Hot Jupiter, Jupiter, Kelvin, Light-year, Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, Phoenix (constellation), South African Astronomical Observatory, Star, WASP-3b, WASP-4b, WASP-5, Wide Angle Search for Planets.


A constellation is a group of stars that are considered to form imaginary outlines or meaningful patterns on the celestial sphere, typically representing animals, mythological people or gods, mythological creatures, or manufactured devices.

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An exoplanet or extrasolar planet is a planet outside our solar system.

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Gas giant

A gas giant is a giant planet composed mainly of hydrogen and helium.

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Hot Jupiter

Hot Jupiters are a class of gas giant exoplanets that are inferred to be physically similar to Jupiter but that have very short orbital period (P The close proximity to their stars and high surface-atmosphere temperatures resulted in the moniker "hot Jupiters". Hot Jupiters are the easiest extrasolar planets to detect via the radial-velocity method, because the oscillations they induce in their parent stars' motion are relatively large and rapid compared to those of other known types of planets. One of the best-known hot Jupiters is 51 Pegasi b. Discovered in 1995, it was the first extrasolar planet found orbiting a Sun-like star. 51 Pegasi b has an orbital period of about 4 days.

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Jupiter is the fifth planet from the Sun and the largest in the Solar System.

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The Kelvin scale is an absolute thermodynamic temperature scale using as its null point absolute zero, the temperature at which all thermal motion ceases in the classical description of thermodynamics.

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The light-year is a unit of length used to express astronomical distances and measures about 9.5 trillion kilometres or 5.9 trillion miles.

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Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society

Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society (MNRAS) is a peer-reviewed scientific journal covering research in astronomy and astrophysics.

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Phoenix (constellation)

Phoenix is a minor constellation in the southern sky.

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South African Astronomical Observatory

South African Astronomical Observatory (SAAO) is the national centre for optical and infrared astronomy in South Africa.

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A star is type of astronomical object consisting of a luminous spheroid of plasma held together by its own gravity.

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WASP-3b is an extrasolar planet orbiting the star WASP-3 located approximately 800 light-years away in the constellation Lyra.

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WASP-4b is an extrasolar planet approximately 1,000 light-years away in the constellation of Phoenix.

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WASP-5 is a magnitude 12 yellow dwarf star located about 910 light-years away in the Phoenix constellation.

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Wide Angle Search for Planets

WASP or Wide Angle Search for Planets is an international consortium of several academic organisations performing an ultra-wide angle search for exoplanets using transit photometry.

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[1] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/WASP-5b

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