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Amateur Team Finds an Extrasolar Planet - Universe Today
Artist’s Concept of Transiting Planet XO-1b. Image credit: NASA/ESA/STScI. Click to enlarge Amateur astronomers have used inexpensive equipment to discover a Jupiter-sized planet orbiting a Sun-like star 600 light-years away. The team used the “transit method”, to watch how a star dims slightly as a planet passes in front. An automated telescope observed tens of … Continue reading "Amateur Team Finds an Extrasolar Planet"