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Author : jmartin5
Article ID : 52
Audience : Default
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Published Date: 2012/4/26 12:57:05
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A star about 127 light-years from Earth may have even more planets than the sun, which would make the planetary system the most populated yet found.

According to a new study, HD 10180—a sunlike star in the southern constellation Hydrus—may have as many as nine orbiting planets, besting the eight official planets in our solar system.

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