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Scientists Discover an Exoplanet Close to the Solar System

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Fri, 16 Nov 2018 00:01 GMT

A study of scientific observations gathered over a 20-year period showed that there might have been a dark, semi-opaque planet, called by scientists "giant earth" orbiting the nearest single star of our solar system, reports Reuters.

The planet, estimated to be larger than the size of the planet earth 3.2 times, orbits Bernard’s star, a cold-massed star of the so-called red dwarf. The star is about six light years away from the solar system. It is believed that the planet completes a cycle around the star Bernard every 233 days. 

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