Two teams find planet orbiting nearby star
One of the suns nearest neighborsa star just 15 light-years from Earthpossesses a planet at least 1.6 times as massive as Jupiter.
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Geoffrey W. Marcy
University of California, Berkeley
Department of Astronomy
Berkeley, CA 94720
Department of Physics and Astronomy
Nashville, TN 37235
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