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Newly discovered alien planet

Artists concept of Qatar 1 in orbit around a star

This is an artist’s conception of the newly discovered alien planet Qatar-1b. Qatar-1b is a gas-giant planet, 1.1 times more massive than Jupiter and with a diameter 1.2 times that of Jupiter. It orbits an orange dwarf star located 550 light-years from Earth in the northern constellation Draco. To learn more click here. (Illustration David Aguilar, Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics)


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