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The AstronomersFifty New Exoplanets Discovered by HARPS
Fifty New Exoplanets Discovered by HARPS
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Astronomers using ESO's leading exoplanet hunter HARPS have today announced more than fifty newly discovered planets around other stars. Among these are many rocky planets not much heavier than the Earth. One of them in particular seems to orbit in the habitable zone around its star. In this video news release we look at how astronomers discover these distant worlds and what the future may hold for finding rocky worlds like the Earth that may support life. Read more: Related news: The Two Billion Earthlike Planets in the Milky Way: How Many Will Prove to Support Advanced Life? Twinkle, twinkle, another star: First cosmic census estimates there are 50 BILLION planets in Milky Way ESO's Atacama Desert Observatory Zooms in on Earthlike Planet Alien life certain to exist on Earth-like planet, scientists say Lightest Exoplanet Found Earth-like planet Gliese 581d discovered 'with oceans and rain' Scientists have declared a planet located 20 light years outside the solar system as officially habitable. Exoplanet near Gliese 581 star 'could host life'
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