PIA13351: Worlds on the Edge (Artist's Concept)

Worlds on the Edge (Artist’s Concept)


This artist's concept illustrates the two Saturn-sized planets discovered by NASA's Kepler mission. The star system is oriented edge-on, as seen by Kepler, such that both planets cross in front, or transit, their star, named Kepler-9. This is the first star system found to have multiple transiting planets.

Cataloging Keywords:

Name Value Additional Values
Target NGC 6791 Saturn
System Saturn
Target Type Planet
Mission Kepler
Instrument Host
Host Type
Extra Keywords Artwork, Color
Acquisition Date
Release Date 2010-08-26
Date in Caption
Image Credit NASA/Ames/JPL-Caltech
Source photojournal.jpl.nasa.gov/catalog/PIA13351
Identifier PIA13351