PIA13351: Worlds on the Edge (Artist's Concept)
Target Name: NGC 6791
Mission: Kepler
Product Size: 3000 x 2400 pixels (width x height)
Produced By: IPAC-Caltech
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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.

Image Credit:
NASA/Ames/JPL-Caltech

Image Addition Date:
2010-08-26