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Sep 13, 2011

Whew ... 50 New Planets Found, One Only Maybe Derelict

Wyoming - European astronomers discovered 50 new planets in our solar system. Of that total, 16 of which the possibility of planet-sized planet.

The biggest planet is found named as the planet HD 85512 b, measuring 3.6 times the mass of earth can be reached within 36 light years and is in the constellation Vela. The findings also stated nearly half a star like our sun shining and brighter than the planet Saturn.

Various Earth-like planets, scientists believe the source of water in there, which could allow no life there.

The findings were presented in A planet on Extreme Solar Systems conference in Wyoming, USA. The conference was attended by 350 experts from around the world.

These new planets discovered by a mission of The High Accuracy Radial Velocity Planet Searcher (HARPS), which is installed at the European Southern Observatory at La Silla Observatory, Chile.

'Detection of HD 85 512 b away from the boundary HARPS, and the discovery of the earth could probably super (super-Earth) Another possible existence of life.

One team member, Lisa Kaltenegger, of the Max Planck Institute for Astronomy and the Harvard Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics, said the findings marked a new era last planet search of life. "We are entering terakir achieving extraordinary in the history of astronomy," he said.