Jupiter-mass planet orbiting giant star discovered

Thursday, August 10, 2017 - 08:32 in Astronomy & Space

(Phys.org)—An international team of astronomers has discovered a Jupiter-mass alien world circling a giant star known as HD 208897. The newly detected exoplanet was found as a result of high-precision radial velocity measurements. The discovery was detailed in a paper published Aug. 6 on the arXiv preprint server.

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