Rare giant exoplanets discovered around gigant stars

Imagem artística de um “júpiter quente” em órbita de uma estrela gigante vermelha. (Crédito: Tania Cunha (Planetário do Porto - Centro Ciência Viva & Instituto de Astrofísica e Ciências do Espaço))

In two recent scientific papers, led by Instituto de Astrofísica e Ciências do Espaço researchers, several “jupiters” were found around giant and intermediate mass stars, a type of stars were it is not common to find planets, especially so close to them.

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