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Astonomers Find Tiny Planet Orbiting Tiny Star


June 2, 2008

artist's conception new planet An international team of astronomers led by David Bennett of the University of Notre Dame has discovered an extrasolar planet of about three earth masses orbiting a star with a mass so low that its core may not be massive enough to maintain nuclear reactions. Full Story

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