Re: New Planet Discovered in Nearby Solar System

Date: Fri Aug 04 2000 - 11:52:25 MDT

In a message dated 8/4/00 12:40:55 PM Central Daylight Time, writes:

> An international group of astronomers announced this morning the discovery
> of a new Jupiter-sized planet in our solar system. The planet orbits the
> star Epsilon Erdani, and according to one astronomer, may have a lot of
> potential for supporting habitation.

Wow -- this IS big news: Not only do we have a new planet to play with, but
apparently our sun has become a binary with Epsilon Eridani. How could I
have missed this?

 . . . sorry . . .

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