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Gas-Giant Exoplanets Cling to Parent Stars


June 27, 2013

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Finding extrasolar planets has become so commonplace that it seems astronomers merely have to look up and another world is discovered. However, results from Gemini Observatory's recently completed Planet-Finding Campaign--the deepest, most extensive direct imaging survey to date--show the vast outlying orbital space around many types of stars is largely devoid of gas-giant planets, which apparently tend to nuzzle close to their parent stars. Full Story

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Gemini Observatory, University of Hawaii

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