extrasolar planet

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extrasolar planet

(eks-tră-soh -ler) See planet.

extrasolar planet

[¦ek·strə¦sō·lər ′plan·ət]
(astronomy)
A planet in orbit about a star other than the sun. Also known as exoplanet.
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Although about 500 exosolar planets have been identified since 1992, most have been gas giants like Jupiter.