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Friday, January 18, 2008

271 Extrasolar Planet Discovery at TW Hydrae

TW Hydrae b is offically the 271st known extrasoloar planet. The planet is 1.2 Jupiter masses and orbits its sun at 0.041 AU (1.0 AU is the distance from the Earth to the sun) with a 3.56 day year. TW Hydrae is a K type sun 0.7 times the size of our sun.

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