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Team Makes Planet Hunting a Group Effort, Finds More Than 100 Candidates

Team Makes Planet Hunting a Group Effort, Finds More Than 100 Candidates

An illustration of this highly unusual system, which features the smallest-separation binary stars that both host planets ever discovered. Only six other metal-poor binary star systems with exoplanets have ever been found. Illustration is courtesy of Timothy Rodigas.

Discovery One-Ups Tatooine, Finds Twin Stars Hosting Three Giant Exoplanets

An angular size comparison of how Proxima will appear in the sky seen from Proxima b, compared to how the Sun appears in our sky on Earth. Proxima is much smaller than the Sun, but Proxima b lies very close to its star. Image is courtesy of ESO/G. Coleman.

Rocky Planet Found Orbiting Habitable Zone of Nearest Star

The size of subgiant K2-39 and its exoplanet, shown relative to the size of the sun. The distance between K2-39 and its planet is also indicated, relative to the distance of the sun to Mercury. The Earth is not shown on this figure, because it is more than two times further away than Mercury. Credit: Vincent Van Eylen/Aarhus University

Read more at: http://phys.org/news/2016-06-k2-39b-planet-shouldnt.html#jCp

K2-39b: A planet that shouldn’t be there at all via Phys.org

(Phys.org)—An international team of astronomers has reported the discovery of a new giant extrasolar planet orbiting a subgiant star so...

The size of subgiant K2-39 and its exoplanet, shown relative to the size of the sun. The distance between K2-39 and its planet is also indicated, relative to the distance of the sun to Mercury. The Earth is not shown on this figure, because it is more than two times further away than Mercury. Credit: Vincent Van Eylen/Aarhus University

Read more at: http://phys.org/news/2016-06-k2-39b-planet-shouldnt.html#jCp

FANTASTIC COINCIDENCE: A PLANET THAT SHOULDN’T BE THERE AT ALL via Aarhus University

SAC scientists have discovered a new giant exoplanet orbiting a subgiant star so close that the planet ought to have...