posted on May, 17 2006 @ 03:40 PM
Three medium-sized planets of roughly the same mass as Neptune have been discovered around a nearby Sun-like star, scientists announced today.
The planets were discovered around HD 69830, a star slightly less massive than the Sun located 41 light-years away in the constellation Puppis (the
Stern), using the ultra-precise HARPS spectrograph on the European Southern Observatory's 3.6-meter La Silla telescope in Chile.
The finding, detailed in the May 18 issue of the journal Nature, marks a first for astronomers because previously discovered multi-planet solar
systems besides our own contain at least one giant, Jupiter-sized planet.
with more and more coming info about this I wonder if something I ones said maybe true ,
recent years there is in a quick succesion info reaching us first they found a planet around a star then a gaslike planet several hundred times bigger
then ours and then a rocky ice planet several times larger as ours then now they found planets in a habitable setup.
what will be next ?? it will reach to something important and maybe it will be a major discovery in the coming 6 years .. will be great
I see a patern in it.