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Astronomers Observe Planets Around Another Star Like Never Before
March 12, 2013
Thanks to a new high-tech gadget, astronomers have observed four planets orbiting a star relatively close to the sun in unprecedented detail, revealing the roughly 10 Jupiter-mass planets to be among the most exotic ones known.
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