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Little telescope discovers metal-poor cousin of famous planet

by | Jun. 5, 2013, 10:11 AM | Want more research news? Subscribe to our weekly newsletter »

A scientific team led by University of Louisville doctoral student Karen Collins has discovered a hot Saturn-like planet in another solar system 700 light years away. The discovery was made using inexpensive ground-based telescopes, including one specially designed to detect exoplanets and jointly operated by astronomers at Ohio State University and Vanderbilt University. Keivan Stassun, professor of astronomy, is quoted.


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