Please create an account to participate in the Slashdot moderation system

 



Forgot your password?
typodupeerror
Space

+ - Super Earths discovered orbiting 61 Virginis-> 1

Submitted by likuidkewl
likuidkewl writes: Two super Earths, 5 and 7.5 times the size of our home, were found to be orbiting 61 Virginis a mere 28 light years away.

"These detections indicate that low-mass planets are quite common around nearby stars. The discovery of potentially habitable nearby worlds may be just a few years away," said Vogt, a professor of astronomy and astrophysics at UCSC.

And yes, it was hard not to type virgins.

Link to Original Source
This discussion was created for logged-in users only, but now has been archived. No new comments can be posted.

Super Earths discovered orbiting 61 Virginis

Comments Filter:

"If you lived today as if it were your last, you'd buy up a box of rockets and fire them all off, wouldn't you?" -- Garrison Keillor

Working...