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Fraser
2007-Aug-02, 07:20 PM
About 5 billion years from now, our Sun will begin to run out of hydrogen, and swell up to become a red giant. The inner planets will be consumed, and the outer planets will have to deal with a much larger star. ...

Read the full blog entry (http://www.universetoday.com/2007/08/02/planet-found-orbiting-a-red-giant/)

trinitree88
2007-Aug-02, 08:35 PM
About 5 billion years from now, our Sun will begin to run out of hydrogen, and swell up to become a red giant. The inner planets will be consumed, and the outer planets will have to deal with a much larger star. ...

Read the full blog entry (http://www.universetoday.com/2007/08/02/planet-found-orbiting-a-red-giant/)

Nitpik....The article has a typo in his name...one Z (my favorite particle)...Wolszcan, Alex. I know his work. He's real good. Taught me a lot. Thank you Alex. Pete.:shifty:

01101001
2007-Aug-02, 10:51 PM
Wikipedia: Alexander Wolszczan (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alexander_Wolszczan)


Aleksander Wolszczan (pronounced: [alɛk'sandɛr 'vɔlʂt͡ʂan]; b. 1946 in Szczecinek, Poland) is a Polish astronomer. He was the discoverer of the first extrasolar planets and pulsar planets.

EDG
2007-Aug-03, 04:26 AM
I thought we'd already found one orbiting Pollux? (I can't seem to load up the UT page, so I don't know if that's what this post is referencing).

http://www.solstation.com/stars2/pollux.htm

01101001
2007-Aug-03, 05:01 AM
The story is like this:

Penn State news release: Planet Orbiting a Giant Red Star Discovered with Hobby-Eberly Telescope (http://www.science.psu.edu/alert/Wolszczan8-2007.htm)


The discovery resulted from an ongoing effort that the research team began three years ago to find Jupiter-mass planets around red-giant stars that are typically farther from Earth than those included in most other planet searches.

publiusr
2007-Aug-10, 09:23 PM
An orbit of 360 days.

We were a few billion years too late to find it. All the skyscrapers have melted now. ;)