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Major Scientific Discovery on Extrasolar Planets / ESA TV News / 25-01-2006

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posted on Jan, 25 2006 @ 06:53 AM
Date Released: Monday, January 23, 2006
Source: ESA Broadcast Centre

Editor's note: If you go to the link ESA has posted in this press release, the same information contained in this press release is available for anyone - anywhere - to read. As such, it is rather confusing for ESA to repeatedly use the word "EMBARGO" in connection with this press release - one which reveals almost nothing - in the first place.

The next transmission of the ESA TV Service will be:

25-Jan-06 16:00 - 16:15 GMT

Major Scientific Discovery - EMBARGOED


Background information on the transmission:

Replay 1: 27 January 2006, 10:15-10:30 GMT

Replay 2: 28 January 2006, 11:30-11:45 GMT

The scientific journal NATURE will publish in its issue dated 26 January 2006, a major paper on a discovery addressing extra-solar planets.

The European Southern Observatory ESO contributed to this publication and has produced a Video News Release featuring new 3-D graphics, background footage and interview soundbites.

As for all NATURE papers, this release is strictly embargoed until 25 January 2006, at 18:00 GMT.

On 25 January at 17:30 GMT, the script for this TV Exchange will be posted as a PDF file under "

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Well I for one like to know what this major discovery would be..
I ve got false hope that it might be signs of life but it would be something else.

but I like to know why:
As for all NATURE papers, this release is strictly embargoed until 25 January 2006, at 18:00 GMT.

[edit on 25-1-2006 by MarkLuitzen]

posted on Jan, 25 2006 @ 06:59 AM
Thats strange indeed...probably down to the factor that the Nature journal wants first dibs at publishing the material before a general news release.
As for what they have found,your guess is as good as mine re discovering planets with earth like conditions...

posted on Jan, 25 2006 @ 07:01 AM
sorry for not quoting but I couldn't get it to work somehow.

posted on Jan, 25 2006 @ 11:56 AM
Did anyone catch what the announcement was?


Information on the announcement can be found here:

Planet with 5 times Earth’s mass found 25,000 light years away

[edit on 25-1-2006 by tek_604]

posted on Jan, 25 2006 @ 12:03 PM
Why is that "embargo" surprising? They simply don't want to scoop themselves.

posted on Jan, 27 2006 @ 06:10 PM
thats interesting. planet similer to earth


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