Saturn-Like Alien Planet, KELT-6b, Spotted By Telescopes In Arizona & South Africa

June 4, 2013 6:26 PM

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Saturn-Like Alien Planet, KELT-6b, Spotted By Telescopes In Arizona & South Africa

INDIANAPOLIS — Tiny telescopes in Arizona and South Africa have spotted a Saturn-like planet in orbit around a star about 700 light-years from Earth.

Scientists using the Kilodegree Extremely Little Telescope (KELT) and other ground-based tools spied the alien planet as it passed in front of its star, a process called transiting.

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