New Planets

ExoplanetsA new planet-detection system installed at a Chilean telescope has discovered 32 more planets outside Earth’s solar system. Known as “exoplanets,” these far-flung outer-space bodies are found by sensing how stars react to their gravitational fields.

Known as the High Accuracy Radial Velocity Planet Searcher, or HARPS, this instrument has now discovered 75 total exoplanets in 30 different planetary systems.

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