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'New Jupiter' Turns Up in Strange Company

Science  14 Jun 2002:
Vol. 296, Issue 5575, pp. 1951
DOI: 10.1126/science.296.5575.1951a

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Planet hunters are expected to announce this week that they have discovered 13 new planets that orbit sunlike stars in our corner of the Milky Way. This new harvest, which brings the total number of known extrasolar planets close to 90, includes an exoplanet that orbits farther from its star than Jupiter orbits the sun--the greatest known star-planet distance of any exoplanet.