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Contains the first definitive planet found by the Kilodegree Extremely Little Telescope. It is 360 ly away in Auriga. The planet is 30% larger than Jupiter and has 50% more mass. The parent star is unusually bright for one with a Hot Jupiter, and can be detected with binoculars. This allowed the planet's atmosphere to be detected during a transit. The planet orbits the larger of two stars in a binary, which is slightly bigger than the Sun.

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KELT-2 System In the News[]

Planet Found (2012)[]

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