Exo solar system found to host 9 planets

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Exo solar system found to host 9 planets

Originally reported to be orbited by seven planets in 2010, re-analysed data from the HARPS (High Accuracy Radial Velocity Planet Searcher) now indicates that the star has nine planets. This discovery is significant as most planetary systems discovered so far have far fewer planets. Located 130 light years away, the star is not within reach of foreseeable human space travel, but in astronomical distances, it is still considered to be in the solar neighbourhood.

Article continues: http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2012/04/120412105531.htm

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