Planets Found Skimming Star’s Surface – SpaceRef

A new planet-hunting survey has revealed planetary candidates with orbital periods as short as four hours and so close to their host stars that they are nearly skimming the stellar surface.If confirmed, these candidates would be among the closest planets to their stars discovered so far. Brian Jackson of the Carnegie Institution for Science\’s Department of Terrestrial Magnetism will present his team\’s findings, which are based on data from NASA\’s Kepler mission, at the American Astronomical Society\’s Division for Planetary Sciences meeting.

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