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Hunt for planets outside solar system uncovers a small one

Published: Jan 25th, 2006

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Perhaps edging closer to finding planets that harbor life, astronomers have discovered the smallest planet yet identified outside our solar system.

Planet finders use much faster instrument to discover distant planet

Planet finders use much faster instrument to discover distant planet

Published: Jan 11th, 2006

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Astronomers have discovered a planet orbiting a very young star nearly 100 light years away using a relatively small, publicly accessible telescope turbocharged with a new planet-finding instrument.