Friday, October 23, 2009

More Planets Found

Researchers at the European Southern Observatory's La Silla facility in Chile have discovered 32 new planets outside the solar system which takes the number of "exoplanets" up to a whooping 400!

Your probably wondering, what the heck is an exoplanet is. Well, an exoplanet or extrasolar planet, is a planet beyond our solar system that orbits a star other than the sun. They found it using a a 3.6m telescope.

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