16 Sep '12, 3am

First Planets Discovered Around Clustered Sun-Like Stars

First Planets Discovered Around Clustered Sun-Like Stars

“Quinn and his team, in collaboration with David Latham at the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics, discovered the planets by using the 1.5-meter Tillinghast telescope at the Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory’s Fred Lawrence Whipple Observatory near Amado, Arizona to measure the slight gravitational wobble the orbiting planets induce upon their host stars. Previous searches of clusters had turned up two planets around massive stars but none had been found around stars like our sun until now.”

Full article: http://planetsave.com/2012/09/15/first-planets-discovered...

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