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Fraser
2008-Jun-02, 08:30 PM
Most of the planets found to date have been massive and orbiting their parent stars at a fraction the orbit of Mercury - the hot jupiters. They're interesting to astronomers, but the big goal is going to be finding Earth-mass planets orbiting other stars. To do this, astronomers are looking for less massive stars, where [...]

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