Exoplanets Look Like Eggs Thanks to Red Dwarf Stars, Study Finds

December 15, 2014 9:16 PM

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Exoplanets orbiting alien suns could be stretched and pulled by the gravitational influence of their parent stars. Now, astronomers believe they may have found a method of detecting these distant worlds through a unique technique.

The first exoplanet was discovered in 1993, and over 1,800 other worlds have been spotted by astronomers since that time. Alien worlds of all different sizes have been found so far, orbiting at various distances from their local stars. The largest of the planets, so-called super-Jupiters, and those ...

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