Friday, 25 October 2013

Astronomers have discovered a seven planet system

Astronomers may have identified one of the richest planetary systems yet.

The planetary system lies 2,500 light-years away from Earth and may be the most crowded found so far. The seven planets orbit the dwarf star KIC 11442793 at a closer range than found in our system. One of the identifications was made by volunteers using the PlanetHunters website.

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