Friday, May 26, 2006





Amateur Team Finds an Extrasolar Planet

An international team of professional and amateur astronomers, using simple off-the-shelf equipment to trawl the skies for planets outside our solar system, has hauled in its first "catch."

The astronomers discovered a Jupiter-sized planet orbiting a Sun-like star 600 light-years from Earth in the constellation Corona Borealis.


I don't anticipate any shortage of extrasolar planets for at least the next, say, few thousand years.

2 comments:

JEFM said...

Let's hope in the next decades... those planets start getting smaller and smaller...

:)

Jon

Mac said...

I think we can safely count on it!