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More Planets Emerge With Solar System-Like Orbits

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October 16, 2001
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National Science Foundation
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An international team of astronomers has discovered eight new extrasolar planets, bringing to nearly 80 the number of planets found orbiting nearby stars. The latest discoveries, supported by the National Science Foundation (NSF) and NASA, uncovered more evidence of what the astronomers are calling a new class of planets. These planets have circular orbits similar to the orbits of planets in our solar system.

An international team of astronomers has discovered eight new extrasolar planets, bringing to nearly 80 the number of planets found orbiting nearby stars. The latest discoveries, supported by the National Science Foundation (NSF) and NASA, uncovered more evidence of what the astronomers are calling a new class of planets. These planets have circular orbits similar to the orbits of planets in our solar system.


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National Science Foundation. "More Planets Emerge With Solar System-Like Orbits." ScienceDaily. ScienceDaily, 16 October 2001. <www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2001/10/011016070032.htm>.
National Science Foundation. (2001, October 16). More Planets Emerge With Solar System-Like Orbits. ScienceDaily. Retrieved April 16, 2014 from www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2001/10/011016070032.htm
National Science Foundation. "More Planets Emerge With Solar System-Like Orbits." ScienceDaily. www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2001/10/011016070032.htm (accessed April 16, 2014).

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