Researchers used Einstein's theory to discover new planet

05/13/2013 | Los Angeles Times (tiered subscription model)

Researchers from Israel and the U.S. used Einstein's general theory of relativity to discover a new planet for the first time. Using the "beaming" effect, astronomers have found Kepler-76b, which they're calling "Einstein's planet," in the constellation Cygnus about 2,000 light-years from Earth. The planet has twice as much as mass as Jupiter and is 25% larger, researchers said.

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