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Alien planets found in star cluster surprise scientists

26 Jun 2013, 19:30 UTC
Alien planets found in star cluster surprise scientists
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Alien planets are popping up in unexpected places.Astronomers using the planet-hunting Kepler spacecraft have found two planets circling different stars in the violent environment of an ancient open star cluster called NGC 6811 located about 3,300 light-years from Earth. Until now, four of the more than 850 planets known outside the solar system were spotted in clusters.The planets — Kepler-66...

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