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Exoplanets on the edge

Many of the planetary systems orbiting other stars rank among the strangest objects humans have ever laid eyes on. Here are five more that stick out from this already eccentric crowd.
RELATED TOPICS: EXOPLANETS
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When Astronomy magazine compiled its list of the “Top 10 exoplanets,” we had no problem filling all the spots. In fact, it proved more difficult winnowing out the many worthy contenders. With the tally of known exoplanets now approaching 1,000, the number of exotic beasts in the exoplanet zoo easily surpasses 100.

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