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Smallest planet found by scientists

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posted on Apr, 9 2008 @ 06:13 PM
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Smallest planet found by scientists


news.ninemsn.com.au

The smallest planet discovered outside our solar system has been found by Spanish scientists.

"I think we are very close, just a few years away, from detecting a planet like Earth," team leader Ignasi Ribas told a news conference.
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posted on Apr, 9 2008 @ 06:13 PM
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Scientist are finding more and more of these palnets almost weekly at the present time, it won't be long before the find a planet that can or maybe holds life on it.

news.ninemsn.com.au
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posted on Apr, 9 2008 @ 06:59 PM
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Will they have a way to confirm that there is water or something like that, that fosters life on one of these planets? Or would it just be that the planet is orbiting a star like ours, and is in close to the same position?

EDIT - nevermind, I just read the article.

[edit on 9-4-2008 by PokeyJoe]



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