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NCAR Scientist's Observations Aid In Discovery Of Multiple Planets Orbiting A Sun-Like Star

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April 16, 1999
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National Center For Atmospheric Research (NCAR)
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Three planets have been found orbiting the star Upsilon Andromedae in the first discovery of multiple planets outside our solar system. NCAR scientist Timothy Brown was part of the team of eight scientists who observed the additional planets.

BOULDER--Two more planets orbiting a Sun-like star, in addition to one found three years ago, have emerged from data analyzed by three teams of scientists at San Francisco State University, the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics (CfA), and the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR). This is the first time that multiple planets have been discovered around a Sun-like star.


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National Center For Atmospheric Research (NCAR). "NCAR Scientist's Observations Aid In Discovery Of Multiple Planets Orbiting A Sun-Like Star." ScienceDaily. ScienceDaily, 16 April 1999. <www.sciencedaily.com/releases/1999/04/990415142330.htm>.
National Center For Atmospheric Research (NCAR). (1999, April 16). NCAR Scientist's Observations Aid In Discovery Of Multiple Planets Orbiting A Sun-Like Star. ScienceDaily. Retrieved April 16, 2014 from www.sciencedaily.com/releases/1999/04/990415142330.htm
National Center For Atmospheric Research (NCAR). "NCAR Scientist's Observations Aid In Discovery Of Multiple Planets Orbiting A Sun-Like Star." ScienceDaily. www.sciencedaily.com/releases/1999/04/990415142330.htm (accessed April 16, 2014).

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