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Blue Alien Planet Explained: Inside Hubble's Exoplanet Color Discovery (Infographic)

Infographic: Facts about the hot blue gas giant planet HD 189733b.
A giant blue planet is found, but the color could be due to glass particles in the hellish planet's hot atmosphere. (Image credit: by Karl Tate, Infographics Artist)

Light from the planet HD 189733b was captured by the Hubble Space Telescope and analyzed. Astronomers say that the giant planet has a deep-blue atmosphere, but conditions are in no way Earth-like.

Karl Tate
Karl's association with SPACE.com goes back to 2000, when he was hired to produce interactive Flash graphics. Starting in 2010, Karl has been TechMediaNetwork's infographics specialist across all editorial properties.  Before joining SPACE.com, Karl spent 11 years at the New York headquarters of The Associated Press, creating  news graphics for use around the world in newspapers and on the web.  He has a degree in graphic design from Louisiana State University. To find out what his latest project is, you can follow Karl on Google+.

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