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Exoplanetary Scratchpad

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Contains a transiting planet that is dangerously close to its star. Star is a red giant about 6 times the Sun's radius and is 3360 ly away. Planet is about the size of Jupiter. It is the closest planet among confirmed planets around giant stars at about a quarter Mercury's distance. It may be engulfed in 55 million years.

Kepler-91 System Web Pages[]

Kepler-91 System In the News[]

Dangerously Close to Star (2013)[]

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