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ToSeek
2004-Aug-25, 04:02 PM
'Super Earth' Discovered at Nearby Star (http://www.space.com/scienceastronomy/super_earth_040825.html)


European astronomers have discovered one of the smallest planets known outside our solar system, a world about 14 times the mass of our own. It could be a rocky planet with a thin atmosphere, a sort of "super Earth," the researchers said today.

Kullat Nunu
2004-Aug-25, 04:08 PM
Original ESO Press Release (http://www.eso.org/outreach/press-rel/pr-2004/pr-22-04.html).

ToSeek
2004-Aug-25, 04:41 PM
I've been ToSeeked (http://www.badastronomy.com/phpBB/viewtopic.php?t=15938) on this article.

Doodler
2004-Aug-25, 06:35 PM
I've been ToSeeked (http://www.badastronomy.com/phpBB/viewtopic.php?t=15938) on this article.

Heh, I did a scan through the front page to make sure you hadn't already posted this when I saw it.

ToSeek
2004-Aug-25, 06:44 PM
I've been ToSeeked (http://www.badastronomy.com/phpBB/viewtopic.php?t=15938) on this article.

Heh, I did a scan through the front page to make sure you hadn't already posted this when I saw it.

For some reason it didn't occur to me to do likewise. Usually I'm more careful.

The Supreme Canuck
2004-Aug-25, 06:45 PM
Usually you're first. Got out of the habit, maybe? :wink:

ToSeek
2004-Aug-25, 08:08 PM
Usually you're first. Got out of the habit, maybe? :wink:

I'm more careful when I realize the news has been out for a while. According to the time-tag, the article had only been online for a couple of hours when I linked to it, so I probably didn't worry too much.