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Nine planet solar system found, with room to grow

Astronomers have pulled off an interesting magic trick and made two planets appear. Since they appeared in a planetary system that already had seven, it gives that planetary system a total of nine, making it the most planet-rich system we're aware of (since our own has only eight). It may further its lead in the future, as well, as the authors conclude that there's not enough data yet to identify an Earth-sized planet.
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Astronomer finds evidence for record-breaking nine planet system

Academics / General Science : Science Daily (3 years ago)

The planetary system around the star named HD 10180 may have more planets in its orbits than our own solar system. Located 130 light years away, the star is not within reach of foreseeable human space travel, but in astronomical dis... Read Post

World's 1st Robotic Planet Finder Discovers Two Alien Planetary Systems

Academics / General Science : The Daily Galaxy (11 months ago)

In its first months of operation, the Lick Observatory's newest telescope Automated Planet Finder (APF) has found two new planetary systems, giving astronomers a taste of planetary riches to come. The APF has been operating robotica... Read Post

‘Seven Planets’ Discovered in New Solar System -Earth's Twin Observed Soon?

Academics / General Science : The Daily Galaxy (5 years ago)

Astronomers have discovered a new solar system that appears to have almost as many planets as our own. They found up to seven planets orbiting a star that is of a similar type to the Sun, including one that is... Read Post

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