Sunday, December 5, 2010

Extrasolar planets

Hi readers

It has been a few hot days here in Adelaide, so time to read science magazines in my local library in the air-conditioning.

In the 27 November 2010 Volume 208 Number 2788 issue of the "New Scientist" I came across:

"Alien worlds"

The number of planets discovered outside our solar system has passed the 500 mark according to the Interactive Extrasolar Planets catalogue (see http://exoplanet.eu/catalogue.php)

The latest discovery, the fourth giant planet found orbiting the star HR8799 is puzzling astrophysicists as current models can't explain how all four formed."

1 comment:

  1. I beleive that there is so many planets yet to be discovered that it will take an eternity to discovedr them all. It is endless and all will be slightly different
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