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Exoplanet Caught on the Move

10 Jun 2010, 18:00 UTC
Exoplanet Caught on the Move

For the first time, astronomers have been able to directly follow the motion of an exoplanet as it moves from one side of its host star to the other. The planet has the smallest orbit so far of all directly imaged exoplanets, lying almost as close to its parent star as Saturn is to the Sun. Scientists believe that it may have formed in a similar way to the giant planets in the Solar System. Because the star is so young, this discovery proves that gas giant planets can form within discs in only a few million years, a short time in cosmic terms.

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with you eyes you can see as far of you can imagine even the surface of the planets spining all you have to do is try and they get closer than you think day by day till you have it just at hand I have practice look it the sky for 5 years and now I can see thing that I never imagine will be able to see I guess God said one time look up to the heaven and I will surprice you our give you a shine in the dark?

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