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New Planets Discovered!

Thursday, June 13, 2002

After 15 years of observation and lots of patience, the world's premier planet-hunting team has finally found a planetary system that reminds them of our home solar system. Dr. Geoffrey Marcy of the University of California, Berkeley and Dr. Paul Butler of the Carnegie Institution of Washington discovered a Jupiter-like planet orbiting a Sun-like star at nearly the same distance as Jupiter orbits our Sun.

More: NASA News Release - Newfound Planetary System Has A Hometown Look

More: Science@NASA - Extraterrestrial Jupiter

More: - Jupiter-Like Planet Could Point to Another Earth

Link: California & Carnegie Planet Search - discoverers of the planetary system