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    Post Planet Found Orbiting a Red Giant

    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. ...

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    Wink catching a few Z,Z,Z,'s......

    Quote Originally Posted by Fraser View Post
    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. ...

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    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.

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    Wikipedia: 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.
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    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

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    The story is like this:

    Penn State news release: Planet Orbiting a Giant Red Star Discovered with Hobby-Eberly Telescope

    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.
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    An orbit of 360 days.

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

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