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Bright Star Reveals New Neptune-Size Exoplanet

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posted on Jan, 22 2014 @ 05:53 PM
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An international team of astronomers at Stellar Astrophysics Centre in Aarhus, Denmark, has discovered a new exoplanet, christened Kepler-410A b. The planet is about the size of Neptune and orbits the brightest star in a double star system 425 light years from Earth.


This is amazing news, scientists are suggesting that there may be another planet orbiting this star as well but aren't able to see it since it does not cross the star like Kepler-410A.



"We are confident that there is another planet, but because it doesn't move in front of the star, we don't yet know what it is like,"


Bright Star Reveals New Neptune-Size Exoplanet




posted on Jan, 24 2014 @ 06:05 AM
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Star light, star bright, which planet shall I see tonight?

My claim to nonfame on this topic is I attended the press conference which announced the first exo-solar system (first discovery of more than one exoplanet orbiting the same star), and still have the release package. Sometime in the mid-'90s. More planets, please (soon there will be enough around for every person on Earth, and then the Mormons will be saying "See, see! Told you!")
edit on 24-1-2014 by Aleister because: (no reason given)



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