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How Do We Find Planets Around Other Stars?

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Discover the techniques scientists use to find planets orbiting distant stars: use a foam ball, a toothpick, and a small ball of clay.

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How Do We Find Planets Around Other Stars?

How Do We Find Planets Around Other Stars?

Discover the techniques scientists use to find planets orbiting distant stars: use a foam ball, a toothpick, and a small ball of clay.