View Full Version : Smallest Extrasolar Planet Ever Discovered !

Huevos Grandes
2006-Jan-25, 06:54 PM
Small Rocky Planet Found Orbiting Normal Star (http://www.space.com/scienceastronomy/060125_smallest_planet.html)

The implications are huge. Only 5.5 Earth masses, and much further out (~2.5 AU) from the red dwarf star it orbits. I'm interested to hear what further observations can tell us about the composition and environmental conditions. Gravitational microlensing is rough, at best.

2006-Jan-25, 07:14 PM
More news in topic: ESA: Major Scientific Discovery on Extrasolar Planets (http://www.bautforum.com/showthread.php?t=37356)

Huevos Grandes
2006-Jan-25, 08:04 PM
From the Nature site: Found: one Earth-like planet (http://www.nature.com/news/2006/060123/full/060123-5.html).

2006-Jan-25, 09:12 PM
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