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61 Virginis b (abbreviated 61 Vir b) is an extrasolar planet, orbiting the 5th magnitude G-type star 61 Virginis, in Virgo. This planet has a minimum mass of 5.1 times that of Earth and is an example of a super-Earth planet. It orbits very close to the star, at a distance of 0.050201 AU with an eccentricity of 0.12. This planet was discovered on 14 December 2009 using the radial velocity method taken at Keck and Anglo-Australian Observatories.[1][2]

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  2. Tim Stephens (2009-12-14). New planet discoveries suggest low-mass planets are common around nearby stars. UCSC News. UC Santa Cruz. Archived from the original on 23 December 2009. Retrieved on 2009-12-14.

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