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Science  26 Jun 2020:
Vol. 368, Issue 6498, pp. 1432
DOI: 10.1126/science.abb0217

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Planetary systems around stars are common, with many or most stars possessing them. On page 1477 of this issue, Jeffers et al. (1) report the discovery of a multiplanet system around the low-mass star GJ 887. GJ 887 is an unusual host star, as it is relatively inactive, and the planetary system happens to be very close to our Sun. This makes the system a good candidate for study with the to-be-launched James Webb Space Telescope (JWST).

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