Planet Orbiting Sun’s Twin Discovered In Star Cluster

Published on Jan 15, 2014

Exoplanets have been found in star clusters but this is the 1st orbiting a star almost exactly like the Sun. ESO’s HARPS planet hunter instrument, mounted on a Chilean telescope, found the hot gas world in long-lived cluster Messier 67.

HARPS – High Accuracy Radial velocity Planet Searcher

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One response to “Planet Orbiting Sun’s Twin Discovered In Star Cluster

  1. Crash MacDuff

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