Re: New Planet Discovered in Nearby Solar System

From: Ifrit (
Date: Fri Aug 11 2000 - 14:13:19 MDT

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[Non-member submission]

Been slow at reading these postings so I hope I'm not being redundant.
Ignoring the error which has already been pointed out, I think this is
erred in truth. Two years ago in my astronomy class, we watched a flick
on attempts to discover other planets. The first guy had made a mistake,
but two Russian astronomers had discovered a planet circling about as
close to a pulse star (I know there's a proper name for this) as Venus, in
a very rapid orbit. It was slightly smaller than Jupiter but on a close
order of magnitude. The star was Epsilon something...sounds too close to
not be the same thing. So if true, why are they claiming to just have
found it.

Spose one way to check would be to find out what type of star Epsilon
Erdani is. Does anyone know?

On Fri, 4 Aug 2000, E. Shaun Russell wrote:

> 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.
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