Planetas extra-solares 2008

Tópico em 'Astronomia' iniciado por Luis França 4 Jan 2008 às 13:04.

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    Luis França
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    23 Mai 2006
    German Scientists Discover New Planet Outside Solar System


    The Max Planck Institute for Astrophysics in Heidelberg said that scientists had discovered a massive gas giant that is believed to be the youngest planet outside the solar system.
    The young planet is called TW Hydrae b and "is still linked to the dusty disk surrounding its parent star," the Max Planck Institute told DPA news agency just before of publication of the discovery in the British science journal Nature.
    Scientists say the giant planet has a mass 10 times greater than that of Jupiter, the largest planet in the solar system. It orbits its mother star every 3.65 days.

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