Monday, March 7, 2011

Two Planets Sharing Same Orbit?

Chown, M., Two Planets Found Sharing One Orbit, New Scientist, Issue 2801, March 6th 2011
Buried in the flood of data from the Kepler telescope is a planetary system unlike any seen before. Two of its apparent planets share the same orbit around their star. ...

The two planets are part of a four-planet system dubbed KOI-730. They circle their sun-like parent star every 9.8 days at exactly the same orbital distance.

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