exoplanet

A planet which exists outside Earths solar system.

More such announcements will likely come in the months to follow, as the first space observatory dedicated to hunting exoplanets, called COROT, begins full operation and researchers complete their calculations.

Syn: exosolar planet, extrasolar planet
See Also: exomoon

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