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Contains the first planet discovered by the Anglo-Australian Planet Search, which is also the first exoplanet whose Magnetic Field was observed. This Hot Jupiter is about the same mass as Jupiter and orbits once every thre days. It was found to have supersonic winds that caused the night side (not tidally locked) to be as hot as the day side. This system is also the first observed to have planet-induced stellar X-ray activity. Magnetic interaction causes a bright spot on its star at 30 degrees latitude.

HD 179949 System Web PagesEdit

HD 179949 System In the NewsEdit

First Exoplanet Discovered By The Anglo-Australian Planet Search (Dec 2000)Edit

http://www.journals.uchicago.edu/ApJ/journal/issues/ApJ/v551n1/53098/53098.html?erFrom=-4210531068511350182Guest

First Exoplanet Magnetic Field Detected (Jan 2004)Edit

http://www.spaceflightnow.com/news/n0401/19planet/
http://skytonight.com/news/3308581.html?page=1&c=y

Supersonic Wind Causes Uniform Temperature (2007)Edit

http://www.space.com/scienceastronomy/070109_superwind_planets.html
http://uwnews.washington.edu/ni/article.asp?articleID=29397

Planet-Induced Stellar X-Ray Activity Detected (2007)Edit

http://arxiv.org/abs/0712.3270 http://www.extrasolar.net/forums/viewtopic.php?t=1701

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