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First Transiting Planets in a Star Cluster Discovered

26 Jun 2013, 17:24 UTC
First Transiting Planets in a Star Cluster Discovered

June 26, 2013: All stars begin their lives in groups. Most stars, including our Sun, are born in small, benign groups that quickly fall apart. Others form in huge, dense swarms that survive for billions of years as stellar clusters.

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