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Galaxy Clusters, Blue Stars and Cosmic Explosions

Jupiter vs. KOI-961

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Photo: Caltech

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Jupiter vs. KOI-961

This image, an artist's concept, compares the KOI-961 planetary system to Jupiter and the largest four of its many moons. The smallest of the system's planets is about the same size as Mars. All three planets take less than two days to whip around their star.

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