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An introduction to exoplanets
An introduction to exoplanets

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2  The Pale Red Dot search: a planet around our closest neighbour?

As well as being the first choice destination for a visit, closer systems are much easier to study from a distance using telescopes. So this led to speculation: does our nearest star have planets?

In the following sections you will explore some of the stars nearest to us, learning about exoplanet discoveries and their potential for harbouring life.