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Researchers Discover New Extrasolar Planet


November 19, 2012

Extra solar planets orbit stars other than the Sun Two College of Charleston undergraduate research students, part of a team led by Professor Joe Carson, analyzed images from one of the world's largest telescopes and identified a new extrasolar planet. Full Story

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