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Extrasolar planet and its parent star
Artist's depiction of extrasolar planet and its parent star

Image: NASA, ESA, and G. Bacon (STScI)

This artist's impression shows a dramatic close-up view of the extrasolar planet XO-1b passing in front of a sun-like star, located 600 light-years from Earth. The Jupiter-sized planet is orbiting dangerously close to its star, completing an orbit every four days.