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TheGalaxyTrio
2005-Jul-15, 07:26 PM
http://www.cnn.com/2005/TECH/space/07/14/planet.suns.reut/index.html

Disinfo Agent
2005-Jul-15, 07:58 PM
Cool! 8)

jfribrg
2005-Jul-15, 08:00 PM
toseeked (http://www.badastronomy.com/phpBB/viewtopic.php?p=503063#503063)

Plat
2005-Jul-15, 09:33 PM
How long will that planet be in a stable orbit? I am guessing not for long.

jfribrg
2005-Jul-16, 12:13 AM
One can assume it's been there for a very long time already. Given the proximity of the planet to the one star and the fact that the other two are binaries of each other and far enough away that they are no different than a single point mass, I don't see why the orbit would be unstable. If the planet were at 1 or 2 AU's, that would be different.

Plat
2005-Jul-16, 01:28 AM
Maybe these type of planets arent THAT rare...