Astronomers Discover Super-Earths Around A New Sun

June 17, 2008

Astronomers have made quite an amazing discovery as they have found three Super-Earths orbiting a star which appears to be very similar to our sun.Boston (ChattahBox) – Astronomers have made quite an amazing discovery as they have found three Super-Earths orbiting a star which appears to be very similar to our sun.

The 3 Super-Earths are 42 light years away from us, and act in a very similar manner to how our own planet acts.

They all revolve around a star which acts just like our sun. It takes 20 days for the planets to orbit it in total.

Astronomers used the Chilean telescope system called HARPS (High Accuracy Radial velocity Planet Searcher) to find the planets.

The three planets are all 4.2, 6.7, and 9.4 times the mass of Earth.

As of right now, more research will be needed to discover more about the planets.


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