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Extrasolar Planet found in Gemini's Brightest Star

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This winter will be a bit different, Gemini's brightest star has a planet - they are not so far away after all :P

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Since the IAU haven't defined extra-solar bodies, it can't formally be called a planet. It could a a Dwarf or even a small extra-solar system body.

In the interim, I'd like to suggest we refer to it as 'Bob'.

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Since the subject line says it was "found in Gemini's Brightest Star" you can probably call it what you like :-)

Corona possibly :wink:
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Replied by michaeloconnell on topic Re: Extrasolar Planet found in Gemini's Brightest Star

Pollux's little brother, Boll...er, um, oh yes,...family-friendly boards. Forgot about that!
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Ok Bob ! :P
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Pollux to that...
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Bob seems to be a much better name then pollux, maybe the IAU should give you a call Dave for more naming suggestions :lol: :wink:
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Yeh, I'm quite good at it! I'm sure I could think of a few more... How about 'Sally'? That's a killer name...
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Pullox's twin brother was a bit sugary..Castor sugary in fact.
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Pullox's twin brother was a bit sugary..Castor sugary in fact.




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Since the IAU haven't defined extra-solar bodies, it can't formally be called a planet. It could a a Dwarf or even a small extra-solar system body.

The planet has a minimum mass of 2.9 Jupiters

Hard to say something three times bigger than our largest planet is too small to be called a planet.
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