Posted on Wednesday, October 23, 2013
By Kadri
This far the largest number of planets known in a star system is eight - in our Solar system. However now the citizen science program Planet Hunters have found a seventh planet candidate in the KOI-351 system. Catching up with the Solar System.

The previous planets found come from a range of sizes, from the size of the Earth all the way up to gas giants.
What's interesting is, that all of these planets orbit the star less than 1 AU from the star, making it a really compact system and there would probably be a really awesome view to the night-sky near these planets.
It has also been shown that the system would be stable for over a 100 million years.

Planet Hunters is a way to contribute to science without being a scientist yourself.  You can sign up on the page and from there continue with a short tutorial where you can get all the necessary knowledge about how to find a possible exoplanet by looking at a stars light-curve.

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