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Contains second planet discovered by WASP program. This planet is a rather heavy transiting planet, has a large rocky core, and conforms to present models (in contrast to WASP-1). One of the 6 out of 27 planets analyzed by the WASP team found to orbit backwards around its star in 2010. Shows signs of atmospheric blow-off.

WASP-2 System Web Pages[]

WASP-2 System In the News[]

Discovery (Sep 2006)[]

Precise Mass and Radius Calculated (Oct 2006)[]

One of six Retrograde Exoplanets (2010)[]

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