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Astronomers Find What May Be the Closest Exoplanet So Far 89

Posted by Soulskill
from the launch-invasion-fleet dept.
The Bad Astronomer writes: Astronomers have found a 5.4 Earth-mass planet orbiting the star Gliese 15A, a red dwarf in a binary system just 11.7 light years away (PDF). Other exoplanets candidates have been found that are closer, but they are as yet unconfirmed. This is more evidence that alien planets are common in the galaxy.
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Astronomers Find What May Be the Closest Exoplanet So Far

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