From: UFO UpDates - Toronto <post.nul> Date: Mon, 05 Dec 2011 08:06:26 -0500 Archived: Mon, 05 Dec 2011 08:06:26 -0500 Subject: Astronomers Discover 18 Huge New Alien Planets Source: Space.Com http://tinyurl.com/72qpqxq December 2, 2011 Astronomers Discover 18 Huge New Alien Planets Staff Astronomers have found 18 new alien planets, all of them Jupiter-sized gas giants that circle stars bigger than our sun, a new study reports. The discoveries increase the number of known planets orbiting massive stars by 50 percent. The exoplanet bounty should also help astronomers better understand how giant planets form and grow in nascent alien solar systems, researchers said. The haul comes just a few months after a different team of researchers announced the discovery of 50 newfound alien worlds, including one rocky planet that could be a good candidate for life. The list of known alien planets is now well over 700 and climbing fast. Staring at 'retired' stars [More at site... thanks to 'The Norm' for the lead] Listen to 'Strange Days... Indeed' - The PodCast At: http://www.virtuallystrange.net/ufo/sdi/program/ These contents above are copyright of the author and UFO UpDates - Toronto. They may not be reproduced without the express permission of both parties and are intended for educational use only.
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