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Friday, February 18, 2005
Photo from Universe Today
It looks like 12 new worlds have been discovered which brings the total count of worlds orbiting stars to 145. Six were discovered by two European planet hunting teams, five by and American team and one by Alex Wolszczan and Caltech's Maciej Konacki of Penn State. More below.
News from Universe Today:
Just a decade ago, scientists knew of only the nine planets - those in our local solar system. In 1995, improved detection techniques produced the first solid evidence of a planet circling another star. A proliferation of discoveries followed, and now dozens of ongoing search efforts around the globe add steadily to the roster of worlds. Most of these planets differ markedly from the planets in our own solar system. They are more similar to Jupiter or Saturn than to Earth, and are considered unlikely to support life as we know it.
Too bad we don't have warp...it would be great to get their real pictures. If only we could point Hubble towards their location (too bad NASA is shutting the project down). Oh well...Selah!
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