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Astronomers discover six planets

PARIS – Astronomers said on Thursday they had found six planets orbiting a distant star in the most exciting but also most challenging find since exploration of other solar systems began 15 years ago. None of the so-called exoplanets, orbiting the star Kepler-11 2,000 light years away, is remotely comparable…

Astronomers discover new planet from another galaxy‎

A hot, gaseous and fast-spinning planet has been found orbiting a dying star on the edge of the Milky Way, in the first such discovery of a planet from outside our galaxy, scientists said Thursday. Slightly larger than the size of Jupiter, the largest in our solar system, the newly…

First glimpse of a planet from another galaxy

WASHINGTON — A hot, gaseous and fast-spinning planet has been found orbiting a dying star on the edge of the Milky Way, in the first such discovery of a planet from outside our galaxy, scientists said Thursday. Slightly larger than the size of Jupiter, the largest in our solar system,…

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