Star motions yield four more planets
Tracking the back-and-forth motion of nearby stars, astronomers recently have found evidence of four extrasolar planets, bringing to 16 the number of planets known to orbit sunlike stars.
1998. Extrasolar planet in double stars system discovered from La Silla. ESO Press Release (Nov. 24). Available at http://www.eso.org/outreach/press-rel/pr-1998/pr-18-98.html.
Fischer, D.A., G.W. Marcy, R. P. Butler, et al. In press. Planetary companions around two solar type stars: HD 195019 and HD 217107.
Cowen, R. 1998. Exploring new worlds. Science News 154(Aug. 8):88.
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From Science News, Vol. 154, No. 23, December 5, 1998, p. 362. Copyright Ó 1998 by Science Service.
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