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Newfound Worlds Hint at Hard-Knock Life

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Science  18 Aug 2000:
Vol. 289, Issue 5482, pp. 1125
DOI: 10.1126/science.289.5482.1125

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Last week at the International Astronomical Union 24th General Assembly, astronomers announced nine newly discovered planets orbiting other stars. The roster of extrasolar planets, now nearing 50, suggests that stars are fecund breeding grounds for worlds but that young planets must battle hordes of rivals for a handful of stable orbits.