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Planetrise: Alien World Looms Large in Its Neighbor's Sky
June 21, 2012
Few nighttime sights offer more drama than a full moon rising over the horizon. Now imagine that instead of the moon, a gas giant planet spanning three times more sky loomed over the molten landscape of a lava world. This alien vista exists in the newly discovered two-planet system of Kepler-36.
Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics
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