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Found: Planets Skimming a Starís Surface

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Posted 08 October 2013 - 11:12 PM

Found: Planets Skimming a Starís Surface


Carnegie Institution of Washington said:

Washington, D.C.ó A new planet-hunting survey has revealed planetary candidates with orbital periods as short as four hours and so close to their host stars that they are nearly skimming the stellar surface. If confirmed, these candidates would be among the closest planets to their stars discovered so far. Brian Jackson of the Carnegie Institution for Scienceís Department of Terrestrial Magnetism presented his teamís findings, which are based on data from NASAís Kepler mission, at the American Astronomical Societyís Division of Planetary Sciences meeting Tuesday.

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