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Astronomers Discover Record 5th Planet Around Nearby Star 55 Cancri
November 6, 2007
A record-breaking fifth planet has been discovered around 55 Cancri, a yellowish star 41 lightyears from Earth and now the only known star apart from the Sun with 5 planets. The discovery implies that the star has more planets that are smaller than the gas giants found so far and possibly include a rocky, Earth-like planet, according to astronomers Geoff Marcy of the University of California-Berkeley and Debra Fischer of San Francisco State University.
University of California - Berkeley
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