Astronomy: August 2004 Archives

31 August 2004:Scientists Discover First of a New Class of Extrasolar Planets, NASA

"Astronomers announced today the first discovery of a new class of planets beyond our solar system about 10 to 20 times the size of Earth - far smaller than any previously detected. The planets make up a new class of Neptune-sized extrasolar planets. In addition, one of the new planets joins three others around the nearby star 55 Cancri to form the first known four-planet system."


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