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Third exoplanet discovered orbiting red giant HD 33142

Astronomers discovered a third exoplanet orbiting red giant star HD 33142. All planets in this system are much bigger than Earth, the last one discovered being the smallest of them.

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HD 33142 is a red giant, which means that the star is running out of hydrogen in its core and is starting to swell up. With 1,5 solar masses it has a radius more than 4 times bigger than the Sun does.

The newly discovered exoplanet HD 33142 d is 60 times heavier than Earth (0.6 Jupiter mass) and its year lasts 90 days. The other two planets are bigger than Jupiter and farther than 1 AU from the star. 
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HD 33142 397.3 ly
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