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May 18, 2006 01:00 PM (EDT)

News Release Number: STScI-2006-22

Astronomers Use Innovative Technique to Find Extrasolar Planet

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About the Object
Object Name: XO-1b around star XO-1
Object Description: Transiting Planet of a Sun-like Star
Position (J2000): R.A. 16h 02m 11s.84
Dec. +28° 10' 10".4
Constellation: Corona Borealis
Distance: 650 light-years (200 parsecs)
About the Data
Data Description: Research team members include P. McCullough, J. Stys, and J. Valenti (STScI); C. Johns-Krull (Rice University); K. Janes (Boston University), J. Heasley (University of Hawaii), B. Bye and C. Dodd (University of Illinois), S. Fleming (University of Florida), A. Pinnick (Boston University), R. Bissinger (Racoon Run Observatory), B. Gary (Hereford Arizona Observatory), P. Howell (Boston University) and T. Vanmunster (CBA Belgium Observatory)
Instrument: XO Telescope
About this Release
Release Credit: NASA, ESA, and P. McCullough (STScI)
Release Date: May 18, 2006