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2012/07/19

UCF Discovers Exoplanet Neighbor

UCF Discovers Exoplanet Neighbor: Orlando FL (SPX) Jul 19, 2012



The University of Central Florida has detected what could be its first planet, only two-thirds the size of Earth and located right around the corner, cosmically speaking, at a mere 33-light years away. The exoplanet candidate called UCF 1.01, is close to its star, so close it goes around the star in 1.4 days. The planet's surface likely reaches temperatures of more than 1,000 degrees Fahrenheit.

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