Back to ESO News index

ESO News
ESO eso1402-en-ie: First Planet Found Around Solar Twin in Star Cluster — Six-year search with HARPS finds three new planets in Messier 67. Astronomers have used ESO's HARPS planet hunter in Chile, along with other telescopes around the world, to discover three planets orbiting stars in the cluster Messier 67. Although more than one thousand planets outside the Solar System are now confirmed, ...

View in browser
European
Southern
Observatory
ESO News
15 January 2014

Astronomers have used ESO's HARPS planet hunter in Chile, along with other telescopes around the world, to discover three planets orbiting stars in the cluster Messier 67. Although more than one thousand planets outside the Solar System are now confirmed, only a handful have been found in star clusters. Remarkably one of these new exoplanets is orbiting a star that is a rare solar twin — a star that is almost identical to the Sun in all respects.

The release, images and videos are available on:
http://www.eso.org/public/ireland/news/eso1402/

Translations are available on other countries page: Shqipëria, Österreich, BelgiëBelgiqueBelgien, Brasil, Chile, Česko, Danmark, Suomi, France, Deutschland, Ísland, Italia, Nederland, Norge, Polska, Portugal, Россия, España, Sverige, SuisseSchweizSvizzera, Türkiye, International English

Kind regards,
The ESO Education and Public Outreach Department
15 January 2014




  ESO Announcements


CAPjournal 14 Now Available

15 January 2014: The 14th issue of Communicating Astronomy with the Public (the CAPjournal) is out now! This issue includes articles from Pamela Gay on science communication with Google+, and Edward Gomez on ...

Read more

New ESO app for Windows Phone 8 and Windows 8.1 Tablets and PCs

10 January 2014: A free app bringing ESO's unique vistas of the Universe, as well as images of its frontline telescopes, is now available for users of the Windows Phone 8 and ...

Read more



 Picture of the Week

 
Paranal Nights  Bright Night at Paranal  Season's Greetings from the European Southern Observatory!  Star Trails over the VLT in Paranal  Brand New Image of Nova Centauri 2013 

View in browser

Follow us on:

Facebook Twitter Flickr YouTube Vimeo

European Southern Observatory, Karl-Schwarzschild-Str 2, D-85748 Garching bei München, Germany