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Index WASP-7b

WASP-7b is an extrasolar planet discovered in 2008. [1]

8 relations: Exoplanet, Jupiter, Methods of detecting exoplanets, Microscopium, South African Astronomical Observatory, The Astrophysical Journal, WASP-7, Wide Angle Search for Planets.


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

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

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Methods of detecting exoplanets

Any planet is an extremely faint light source compared to its parent star.

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Microscopium is a minor constellation in the Southern Celestial Hemisphere, one of twelve created in the 18th century by French astronomer Nicolas Louis de Lacaille and one of several depicting scientific instruments.

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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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The Astrophysical Journal

The Astrophysical Journal, often abbreviated ApJ (pronounced "ap jay") in references and speech, is a peer-reviewed scientific journal of astrophysics and astronomy, established in 1895 by American astronomers George Ellery Hale and James Edward Keeler.

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WASP-7, also identified as HD 197286, is a type F star located about 520 light years away in the constellation Microscopium.

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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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HD 197286 b, WASP-7 b.


[1] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/WASP-7b

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