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Richest Yet Planetary System Discovered: HD 10180

The era of complex planetary systems is here. The solar-type star HD 10180 is just 39 parsecs away and hosts at least 5 extrasolar planets; this is the richest planetary system yet discovered. The ESO 3.6 meter telescope in La Silla, Chile made the observations of HD 10180 with the precise High Accuracy Radial velocity Planet Searcher (HARPS) spectrograph for six years to confirm their findings.

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