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Civilian scientists have discovered 2 gas giants around a distant sun-like star

A pair of gas giant exoplanets have been discovered orbiting a distant sun-like star with help from civilian scientists around the world.

Members of NASA-funded Planet Hunters Transiting satellite for exoplanet research (TESS) project discovered two planets around the distant star HD 152843, which is located about 352 light years from Earth. According to NASA, the star has a mass similar to that of the Sun, but is almost 1.5 times larger and slightly brighter.

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