Thursday, June 23, 2005

M-Class Star with a Rocky Planet

Space magazine reports that a team of astronomers have confirmed the existance of a rocky, high density planet orbitting a red star only 15 light years from earth.

COOL!!! So far in the past decade astronmers first found super giant planets indirectly through the wobble effects, then directly through fluctuations in light, and now they are starting to see smaller planets that are more familiar to us dwellers on a tiny rock floating in the middle of a galatic cul-de-sac.

I wonder what else we will find, especially if the giant inferometers are every launched for asteroid belt and beyond orbits.

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