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First star system other than the solar system confirmed to have planets orbiting in the same plane as the star's rotation. Has three transiting planets found to transit the same star spots repeatedly, showing that they are aligned. This helps confirm the planetary formation theory which had some doubt on it cast due to discovery of many hot Jupiters orbiting at great angles or even retrograde with respect to their stars' rotations. Two of the planets are larger than Jupiter and the other is a super-Earth. One of 11 multi-planet systems discovered by Kepler in Jan 2012. Confirmed using transit timing variation. Includes a pair of planets in 1:2 resonance. Lies 10,000 light years away.

Kepler-30 System Web Pages[]

Kepler-30 System In the News[]

11 New Kepler Systems[]

See Kepler-23 System, Kepler-24 System, Kepler-25 System, Kepler-26 System, Kepler-27 System, Kepler-28 System, Kepler-29 System, Kepler-30 System, Kepler-31 System, Kepler-32 System, Kepler-33 System

Triple transiting system found to be aligned with star's rotation (Jul 2012)[]

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