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The 55 Cancri System

Caption: The smallest of several planets in the 55 Cancri system, the former "diamond planet" is seen orbiting its host star at very close range in this artist's impression. A nearby brown dwarf with its own "miniature" planetary system is pictured as well.

Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech

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