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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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Image: Artist's Concept of Transiting Planet XO-1b

Artist's Concept of Transiting Planet XO-1bSTScI-PRC2006-22a Artist's Concept

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This artist's impression shows a dramatic close-up of the extrasolar planet XO-1b passing in front of a Sun-like star 600 light-years from Earth. The Jupiter-sized planet is in a tight four-day orbit around the star.

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Credit: NASA, ESA and G. Bacon (STScI)

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