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Episode 60: Planets Galore

Play Oct 5•4:23

More and more planets! A recent Hubble Space Telescope survey of over 180,000 stars turned up 16 new planets, very far away from the Sun. These systems are about a quarter of the way across our Milky Way galaxy. The planets found are larger than Jupiter and orbit around their stars very quickly, very close to the star. Early planet searches involved looking for a ?wobble? in the motion of star...

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