TAU astrophysicists help discover 10 new ‘exo-planets‘

15.06.2011                      13.Siwan, 5771 


TAU astrophysicists help discover 10 new ‘exo-planets'

Professor: Every planet that is discovered is a new world and contains a piece of information to solve the puzzle of creation, development of planets.

Ten new exo-planets – one of them orbiting a distant star tens-of-millions years old – were discovered by an international team that included astrophysicists from Tel Aviv University, it was announced on Tuesday.
The discovery was made public at the Second CoRoT (Convection, Rotation and Transits) Symposium held in Marseille, France, where data gathered by a sophisticated satellite was disseminated.
Other discoveries – detectable when the exo-planets, outside of our solar system, pass in front of their stars – were twin planets the size of Neptune and a rare world that resembles Saturn….