New rocky exoplanet found: GJ436c
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Posted: 2008-April-11 at 11:42am | IP Logged Quote victoru

The discovery of a new rocky planet orbiting a red-dwarf 30 light-years away from Earth has recently been postulated:

http://www.scientificblogging.com/news_releases/gj_436c_poss ible_terrestrial_type_planet_found_in_constellation_leo

The novelty of this finding is that the existence of the planet has been deduced from the distorsion it produces in the orbit of a gas giant companion orbiting the same star.


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