TITLE

Tiny telescope's big discovery: Saturn-like planet orbiting an unlikely star

AUTHOR(S)
Spotts, Pete
PUB. DATE
June 2013
SOURCE
Christian Science Monitor;6/ 4/2013, pN.PAG
SOURCE TYPE
Newspaper
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Astronomers have discovered a statistical odd-ball of a planet - one orbiting a star most planets its size typically don't call home. And they found it with what's been dubbed "the little telescope that could."
ACCESSION #
88043886

 

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