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Contains the 6th planet found by Kepler and the first star containing multiple transiting planets. The first system where transit times noted to vary due to interaction between planets, pioneering the transit timing variations method of confirmation. Has a hot Super-Earth that could be used to test the core accretion theory and two Saturn-sized planets. The two giant planets could have pushed the super Earth towards the star, which was unable to get the gasses needed form a Jupiter sized planet as the dust near the star rapidly dispersed.

Kepler-9 System Web Pages[]

Kepler-9 System In the News[]

Planets Confirmed, Terrestrial Suspected (2010)[]

Year in Review (2010)[]

Later Mentions with Three Planets (Feb 2011)[]

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