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Star with the most eccentric known exoplanet. This planet ranges from 2.5 AU to 0.06 AU and has Jupiter-like mass. A flash of reflected light was detected when planet b made its closest approach to the star. Unlike Hot Jupiters, which tend to lose their highly reflective clouds over time, there isn't enough of a chance for this reflective clouds to be removed during quick swingbys, so the planet remains very bright during close approaches.

HD 20782 System Web PagesEdit

HD 20782 System In the NewsEdit

Reflected Light Detected (2016)Edit

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