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Amateur Astronomer Discovers Extrasolar Planets – Without a Telescope

By Keith Cowing
April 8, 2013
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“An amateur astronomer is over the moon after discovering four new planets in his spare time at home. Peter Jalowiczor, 45, has never owned a telescope but still managed to provide scientists with enough information to establish the existence of four gaseous orbs outside the solar system. The gas worker from Rotherham, South Yorkshire, has been officially named by the University of California’s Lick-Carnegie Planet Search Team as the co-discoverer of planets HD31253b, HD218566b, HD177830c and HD99492c.” More at the Mail Online

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