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Lightest known star with exoplanet found


Posted on Sunday, 31 May, 2009 | Comment icon 3 comments


Image credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech
 
Astronomers have discovered the lightest star known to date that has an extrasolar planet orbiting it, this is also the first time a technique known as astrometry has been used to successfully locate a planet around a distant star.

"An extrasolar planet has been found by observing subtle changes in a star's position in the sky for the first time."

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Comment icon #1 Posted by Ell on 31 May, 2009, 17:41
Finally maybe the real McCoy.
Comment icon #2 Posted by Odetth on 1 June, 2009, 23:00
I don't understand why we couldn't have figured this out earlier..


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