Saturday, April 25, 2009

Mixed space news

Unknown young stars of Orion [source]

April 21, 1994: Our Solar System Is Not Alone
''News breaks that astronomer Alex Wolszczan has confirmed that there are definitely planets orbiting pulsar PSR B1257+12. His research appears in Science the next day.'' [source]

Found lightest alien planet yet
''"With only 1.9 Earth-masses, it is the least massive exoplanet ever detected and is, very likely, a rocky planet," Xavier Bonfils of Grenoble Observatory in France...'' [source]

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