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Discovery of New Planet at McDonald Observatory in West Texas

Discovery of New Planet at McDonald Observatory in West Texas

FORT DAVIS — “Maybe not an uncommon discovery, but it was fairly unique in that it’s a plant around a low-mass star. Much, much lower mass than our sun. The type of planet you can find around a lower-mass star is generally a lower-mass planet. And that’s what’s exciting about this one. It’s about four

FORT DAVIS — “Maybe not an uncommon discovery, but it was fairly unique in that it’s a plant around a low-mass star. Much, much lower mass than our sun. The type of planet you can find around a lower-mass star is generally a lower-mass planet. And that’s what’s exciting about this one. It’s about four times the mass of our Earth….”

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