New Exo-planet Discovered

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Read about the discovery of the smallest (1/5th of the Pluto-size) exoplanet. This was just posted on PhysicsWeb, so it is very fresh. I also included some explanatory links, the first goes to the webpage of one of the discoverers...

https://www.physicsforums.com/journal.php?s=&journalid=13790&action=view#NEW%20PLANET%20DISCOVERED%20!!! [Broken]


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marlon said:
Read about the discovery of the smallest (1/5th of the Pluto-size) exoplanet. This was just posted on PhysicsWeb, .......
that's interesting
four modest-size planets going around a pulsar
thanks for posting the link, marlon.

I guess that it is easier to detect small wobbles by a pulsar
because one can do dopplershift analysis very accurately
using the clockpulse of the pulsar

it makes one hopeful that there may be plenty of modest-size planets circling ordinary (not pulsar) stars as well
 
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Twenty percent the size of Pluto... wow! That's quite amazing.
 

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