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Two Planets Found Sharing One Orbit

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    Last Updated: February 28, 2011


    dweezil-n0xad writes “Buried in the flood of data from the Kepler telescope is a planetary system unlike any seen before. Two of its apparent planets share the same orbit around their star. If the discovery is confirmed, it would bolster a theory that Earth once shared its orbit with a Mars-sized body that later crashed into it, resulting in the moon’s formation.”

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