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I note highly elliptical orbints aren't that exceptional among the hot jupiters discovered in the past decade and half.

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by DoDo on Thu Apr 23rd, 2009 at 04:49:47 AM EST
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That is an artifact of doppler detection methods as only a highly eccentric planet will produce a measurable wobble in the star's location.

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by Migeru (migeru at eurotrib dot com) on Thu Apr 23rd, 2009 at 04:53:48 AM EST
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