Tuesday, June 14, 2005

A New Planet Outside Our Solar System

A planet that may be Earth-like -- but too hot for life as we know it -- has been discovered orbiting a nearby star. The discovery of the planet, with an estimated radius about twice that of Earth, was announced yesterday at the National Science Foundation. "This is the smallest extrasolar planet yet detected and the first of a new class of rocky terrestrial planets," Paul Butler of the Carnegie Institution in Washington said in a statement. "It's like Earth's bigger cousin." Read More

TechNewsWorld June 14, 2005

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