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Kepler-76b's transiting orbit

This graphic shows Kepler-76b's orbit around a yellow-white, type F star located 2,000 light-years from Earth in the constellation Cygnus. Although Kepler-76b was identified using the BEER effect, it was later found to exhibit a grazing transit, crossing the edge of the star's face as seen from Earth.

Credit

David A. Aguilar (CfA)

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