Monday, October 19, 2009
EUROPEANS FIND 32 NEW PLANETS OUTSIDE SOLAR SYSTEM
European astronomers announced that they had found another 32 new planets outside the solar system. Six of the newly found planets are several times bigger than our planet Earth, two of this newly found planets are five times smaller than planet Earth, one of the newly found planet is five times larger than planet Jupiter and some of the newly discovered planets are far bigger or larger in sized of planet Jupiter.
This discoveries is just another evidence to the theory that the universe has many places where life could develop. The discoveries were made by the High Accuracy Radial Velocity Planet Searcher, which is an attachment to the European observatory telescope in Chile that looks for slight wobbles in a star's movements. Those changes would be made by the tug of a planet's gravity on the star. There are no photos of these planets.