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How to Find a Tiny Wobble in a Zippy Star

NASA/JPL-Caltech/Palomar2009-05-28

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This image shows the star VB 10 moving across the sky over a period of nine years. Astronomers nabbed a planet circling this star using a method called astrometry -- the first successful application of the method to planet hunting.

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  • Title: How to Find a Tiny Wobble in a Zippy Star
  • Creator: NASA/JPL-Caltech/Palomar
  • Date Created: 2009-05-28
  • Rights: JPL

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