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After my first exoplanet last week I got a taste for more, and so I made another attempt to detect an exoplanet last night. Now there was a transit of Wasp-12b, a special exoplanet, discovered in 2008, described as follows on wikipedia: —————————————————————————————————- The planet is so close to WASP-12 that the star’s tidal forces …

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Qatar-1b is a gas-giant planet, 1.1 times more massive than Jupiter and with a diameter 1.2 times that of Jupiter. It orbits an orange dwarf star (named Qatar-1 in honour of the discovery, catalogue number 3UC311-087990) which is located 170 parsecs (550 light-years) from Earth in the northern constellation of Draco. At this distance, the …

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