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Fraser
2005-Sep-16, 03:48 AM
SUMMARY: Astronomers from the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics announced today that they have discovered a Jupiter-class planet orbiting a star 5,000 light years away - the most distant ever found. The planet, called Ogle-TR-56b is important because it's only the second planet ever discovered that passes directly in front of its star, dimming it slightly. More than 100 extrasolar planets have now been discovered. (BBC Article)

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