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Astronomers Discover 18 Huge New Alien Planets

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


December 2, 2011

Astronomers Discover 18 Huge New Alien Planets

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]

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