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Kepler-11 System
Kepler-11 System

02.01.11 - Kepler-11 is a sun-like star around which six planets orbit. At times, two or more planets pass in front of the star at once, as shown in this artist's conception of a simultaneous transit of three planets observed by NASA's Kepler spacecraft on Aug. 26, 2010.

Read more about the discovery here, http://www.nasa.gov/centers/ames/news/releases/2011/11-07AR.html.

Image credit: NASA/Tim Pyle

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