HD 179949 System

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Contains the first planet discovered by the Anglo-Australian Planet Search, which is also the first exoplanet whose Magnetic Field was observed. This tidally locked Hot Jupiter was also found to have supersonic winds that caused the eternal night-side hemisphere to be as hot as the day-side one. This system is also the first observed to have planet-induced stellar X-ray activity.

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HD 179949 System In the News

First Exoplanet Discovered By The Anglo-Australian Planet Search (Dec 2000)

First Exoplanet Magnetic Field Detected (Jan 2004)

Supersonic Wind Causes Uniform Temperature (2007)

Planet-Induced Stellar X-Ray Activity Detected (2007)

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