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Video animations:

  • Video 1
    • This animation illustrates how a system would look when the inclination is varied. For tau Bootis an inclination of 44 degrees is measured. Note that the animation is not to scale, the size of the planet is exaggerated.
  • Video 2
    • Moving from the Earth to the tau Bootis system. In this animation the planet, its orbit and its star are approximately to scale and the inclination of the orbit is as we see it from the Earth.

 

Image:

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  • Artist’s impression of the exoplanet Tau Boötis b. Click to enlarge.
    Credit: ESO/L. Calçada