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Little telescope discovers metal-poor cousin of famous planet

by | Posted on Wednesday, Jun. 5, 2013 — 10:11 AM

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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