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The First Earth-sized World of Alpha Centauri

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Published on Oct 26, 2012

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European astronomers have discovered a planet with about the mass of the Earth orbiting a star in the Alpha Centauri system — the nearest to Earth. It is also the lightest exoplanet ever discovered around a star like the Sun. The planet was detected using the HARPS instrument on the 3.6-metre telescope at ESO’s La Silla Observatory in Chile.

http://www.eso.org/public/news/eso1241/
http://www.nasa.gov/home/hqnews/2012/...

HARPS Instrument:
http://www.eso.org/sci/facilities/las...

Exoplanet archive:
http://exoplanetarchive.ipac.caltech....
http://exoplanetarchive.ipac.caltech....

Music Used:
http://www.jamendo.com/en/track/58583...
http://archive.org/CrazileProgrammedS...
http://archive.org/details/STRETCH005

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