Exoplanet HD 131399 Ab turns out to be a background star, new study finds

Monday, June 5, 2017 - 08:01 in Astronomy & Space

(Phys.org)—A new study conducted by an international team of astronomers suggests that a recently discovered alien world, designated HD 131399 Ab, may not be a planet at all, but rather a background star. The researchers presented evidence supporting their hypothesis in a paper published online May 19 on the arXiv pre-print repository.

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