RE: OOPS: Re: New Planet Discovered in Nearby Solar System

From: altamira (
Date: Fri Aug 04 2000 - 14:22:54 MDT

Another small correction: the article states that the McDonald Observatory
is in Austin. Although associated with the University of Texas at Austin,
the actual observatory is in the Davis Mountains (Ft. Davis) in West Texas
where the air is dry & very clear.


> -----Original Message-----
> From:
> []On Behalf Of
> >An international group of astronomers announced this morning
> the discovery of a new Jupiter-sized planet in our solar system.
> That should read "nearby" solar system...obviously not ours.<
> "Because Epsilon Eridani is so bright and one of the 10 nearest
> star system it is easily detectable. 'You can go outside at night,
> even in Austin, and point at it and say that star there has a
> planet around it.'" (Cochran)

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