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Extra-solar planets: from science-fiction to reality

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Since the discovery of the first extra-solar planet in the '90s, our perspective of the Universe has changed. Over the last two decades a whole host of exotic planet systems have been found, including analogues of famous science-fiction-worlds.

Ruth Angus summarises some of the key discoveries in the field of extra-solar planets and discusses the likelihood of finding Earth II as the number of confirmed exoplanets approaches one-thousand.

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