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A Hot Jupiter Sears Its Parent Star

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Science  23 Jan 2004:
Vol. 303, Issue 5657, pp. 461
DOI: 10.1126/science.303.5657.461a

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ATLANTA, GEORGIA-- Just after NASA's Spirit rover bounced onto Mars, about 2000 astronomers roved here 4 to 8 January to discuss more distant objects at the 203rd meeting of the American Astronomical Society. One extrasolar planet has overcome its size disadvantage to create a visible mark on its parent star, astronomers reported.