A planet is born: NASA’s K2 finds exoplanet around a young star

NASA releases information on the discovery of the youngest full formed exoplanet, or a planet that orbits a star located beyond our sun.

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K2-33B Image courtesy NASA.gov
K2-33B Image courtesy NASA.gov
WASHINGTON,  June 21, 2016 – Birth is always an exciting event, but even more so when NASA discovers that our ever changing solar system has expanded.  NASA releases information on the discoverey of the youngest full formed exoplanet, or a planet that orbits a star located beyond our sun.  The youngling is between five and 10 million years old. The new planet has been cutely names K2-33b, is a bit bigger than Neptune and takes five days to revolve around its sun.
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