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Glowing Hot Transiting Exoplanet Discovered; VLT Spectra Indicate Shortest-known-period Planet Orbiting OGLE-TR-3

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April 23, 2003
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European Southern Observatory
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More than 100 exoplanets in orbit around stars other than the Sun have been found so far. But while their orbital periods and distances from their central stars are well known, their true masses cannot be determined with certainty, only lower limits.

More than 100 exoplanets in orbit around stars other than the Sun have been found so far. But while their orbital periods and distances from their central stars are well known, their true masses cannot be determined with certainty, only lower limits.


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European Southern Observatory. "Glowing Hot Transiting Exoplanet Discovered; VLT Spectra Indicate Shortest-known-period Planet Orbiting OGLE-TR-3." ScienceDaily. ScienceDaily, 23 April 2003. <www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2003/04/030423083045.htm>.
European Southern Observatory. (2003, April 23). Glowing Hot Transiting Exoplanet Discovered; VLT Spectra Indicate Shortest-known-period Planet Orbiting OGLE-TR-3. ScienceDaily. Retrieved April 16, 2014 from www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2003/04/030423083045.htm
European Southern Observatory. "Glowing Hot Transiting Exoplanet Discovered; VLT Spectra Indicate Shortest-known-period Planet Orbiting OGLE-TR-3." ScienceDaily. www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2003/04/030423083045.htm (accessed April 16, 2014).

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