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Circumbinary Exoplanet Detected via Radial Velocity Measurements

Kepler-16b, a rare exoplanet that orbits around two stars, has been detected using the SOPHIE spectrograph at the 1.93-m telescope of the Observatoire de Haute-Provence. An artist’s impression of Kepler-16b and its two parent stars. Image credit: NASA / JPL-Caltech / R. Hurt. First discovered in 2011, Kepler-16b is a giant circumbinary exoplanet similar to…
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