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Scientists have found a cool planet

March 16 2006

The new discovery happened in the world of astronomy. Scientists at Ohio State University (USA) at a distance of nine thousand light-years away have found a new planet. Celestial body weighs 13 times the Earth has a temperature of -200 ° C, being one of the coldest planets in the currently opened earlier.

The new planet was discovered by mikrofokusirovke. The essence of this effect is to detect a change in the spectrum of the observed star when a planet passes in front of a luminary. Researchers concluded that the star around which an open planet has a mass half that of the Sun. The distance between the star and planet 4 million km. For comparison: the distance between Earth and the Sun 149.6 million km. Tells "Kompyulenta.

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