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Distant star could have NINE planets orbiting it - including rocky 'super Earths'

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posted on Apr, 29 2012 @ 11:39 PM
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The star that 'beats' our own solar system: Distant star could have NINE planets orbiting it - including rocky 'super Earths'


Our solar system could have a 'twin' 130 light years away - with up to nine planets including 'rocky' planets like our own earth.

If the findings are proved HD10180's solar system will have more planets than ours since Pluto has been demoted to a dwarf planet

The star system HD 10180 had five confirmed planets - and a new study has confirmed two more, with another two suspected. Most are liable to be 'scorchingly' hot.

Astronomer Mikko Tuomi re-analysed data taken of star HD 10180 with High Accuracy Radial Velocity Planet Searcher (HARPS), a high-precision camera mounted on a 3.6 meter telescope in Chile.

'The data indicates that there are not only seven but likely as many as nine planets in the system,' said Tuomi told SPACE.com. 'The two new planets appear to have orbital periods of roughly 10 and 68 days and masses of 1.9 and 5.1 times that of Earth, which enables the classification of them as hot super-Earths, i.e., planets with likely scorchingly hot rocky surfaces.'

Other solar systems generally have four or less planets orbiting a star.

Daily Mail


So probably no life due to the planets being scorchingly hot. On the other hand, the fact that this solar system has more planets than our own suggests that planets and hence possibly life are common.


If the findings are proved HD10180's solar system will have more planets than ours since Pluto has been demoted to a dwarf planet




posted on Apr, 29 2012 @ 11:44 PM
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Well I'm moving. Where's my spaceship?

Least I know I'll get a good tan in the process.


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posted on Apr, 30 2012 @ 12:37 AM
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There are about 100 billion stars in our galaxy alone. If each of them have the same number of planets (on average) as our own sun, then that's about 1 trillion planets in our own galaxy alone. Multiply that by an estimated 125 billion galaxies in the universe ... that's a lot of planets. I'm sure there are MANY and I mean MANY planets out there just like ours, and Id also bet that there are loads of planets with life like ours flourishing on it....

This is the number of stars believed to be in the universe 300,000,000,000,000,000,000,000, or 300 sextillion....

It hurts my brain when I start to think of the size of the universe...
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posted on Apr, 30 2012 @ 04:25 PM
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Let alone the fact that we have only observed about 5% of the universe



posted on Apr, 30 2012 @ 04:33 PM
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Cool more solar systems and planets that we can't travel to!!


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posted on Apr, 30 2012 @ 10:01 PM
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This is now getting so boring and useless.Its like saying here is a million dollars you can only view it through a dirty dark window!

Along with millions of other people I believe Nasa knows full well life is out there,and has bases on many globes.

these vaugue discoveries are just patronising.



posted on May, 1 2012 @ 07:11 PM
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I believe that there is definelty life out there, whether we know about it or not well thats another story

For the fact that NASA has bases on many globes I don't by it im sorry there is nothing absolutely nothing to suggest they do.




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