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Contains one of the first discovered Hot Jupiters, which was one of the largest and hottest of the earlier discovered ones. First planet-bearing star to have its magnetosphere probed. Hot Jupiter is embedded within it and tidally locks the star's rotation.

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Tau Bootes System In the News

Stars Rotation Locked With Planet (May 2005)

Tau Bootes is the first star found to be tidally locked with one of its planets. http://www.space.com/scienceastronomy/050523_star_tide.html
http://www.newscientist.com/article.ns?id=dn7389

Star's Magnetosphere Probed (2006)

Planet b is the first planet found to be inside of its star's magnetic field and interacting with it. http://planetary.org/news/2006/1128_Giant_Planet_Embedded_in_Stars.html
http://www.cfht.hawaii.edu/News/TauBoo/

Look Back on MOST's Accomplishments

http://www.publicaffairs.ubc.ca/media/releases/2007/mr-07-065.html

Tau Bootes System Fun Links

System Factoids

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Tau Bootes Star Factoids

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Planet b Star Factoids

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Map of Tau Bootes System

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