News FocusAMERICAN ASTRONOMICAL SOCIETY MEETING

A Tsunami of Hot Jupiters?

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Science  24 Jan 2003:
Vol. 299, Issue 5606, pp. 500-501
DOI: 10.1126/science.299.5606.500b

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SEATTLE-- Pacific Northwest winter skies cleared for 4 days in early January, welcoming more than 2000 astronomers to their biannual meeting. Announced at the meeting was the latest extrasolar planet to be discovered, which sets three standards: farthest from Earth, tiniest orbit, and the first to be revealed by a technique that could expose thousands more like it.