View Full Version : Exoplanet Could Be More Earth-like Than Previously Thought

2009-Jan-20, 02:40 AM
In June of 2008, astronomers announced the finding of one of the smallest exoplanets yet around a normal star other than the Sun. The planet believed to be a rocky exo-world — was found through a microlensing event, and was estimated to be 3.3 times the size of Earth, orbiting a brown dwarf [...]

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2009-Jan-21, 05:21 AM
did the data reveal if there is an atmosphere on that planet?

what caused the team to miscalculate in the 1st place?