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Astronomers discover new exoplanet in Pisces

January 9, 2014

diagram of the HD 168443 star system A team of astronomers has discovered a new giant planet located in a star system within the Pisces constellation. The planet, perhaps twice the mass of Jupiter, could help researchers learn more about how extrasolar planets are formed. Full Story

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