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Citizen scientists find remarkable exoplanet, name it after Harry Potter character

Citizen scientists searching through data collected by NASA’s Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS) have discovered a record-breaking world, and gave it a memorable nickname to match: Percival, after the father of Albus Dumbledore, the headmaster of Hogwarts in the Harry Potter books.

In more official terms, however, the extrasolar planet, or “exoplanet,” is designated TOI 4633 c.

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