Talk:Discovery of smallest exoplanet yields 'extraordinary' find

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making it the smallest exoplanet discovered to date[edit]

This is wrong, the third exoplanet ever discovered is smaller than this planet. w:PSR B1257+12 A 06:42, 23 April 2009 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Checking the page you reference, and that of the newly discovered planet, it seems some sort of qualifier as to the type of sun the planet orbits would fix this (the one you point to orbits a pulsar). Any suggestions? I'm loathe to use "normal star", would "orbiting a star similar to our own" fix it? --Brian McNeil / talk 07:30, 23 April 2009 (UTC)Reply[reply]
The problem is it doesn't orbit a sun-like star, it orbits a red-dwarf, which isn't very sun like at all. I suppose you could say orbiting a non-pulsar star? As pulsars are dead stars, I suppose you could say "living star" or "live star". 03:41, 24 April 2009 (UTC)Reply[reply]
I went with the "living star" change" - won't mean much to a lot of people, but more technically correct. --Brian McNeil / talk 05:51, 24 April 2009 (UTC)Reply[reply]