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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.

01101001
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).

ToSeek
2006-Jan-25, 09:12 PM
ToSeeked (http://64.207.216.12/showthread.php?t=37356). Please continue discussions there.