European Scientists Discover 32 New Planets

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European Scientists Discover 32 New Planets announces European astronomers have discovered 32 new planets orbiting a star outside our solar system and the state, Monday, the findings showed that 40 percent or more of Sun-like stars have such planets .

The planets have sizes ranging from about five times the Earth up to five times Jupiter's, they said.

A number of other planets astronomers have found and it promised to announce it later this year.

The last discovery was made ​​the number of planets found outside our solar system to about 400, said Stephane Udry, from the Geneva Observatory in Switzerland.

"Nature does not seem empty, if there is room for the planet then there will be a planet there," Udry said to reporters in the elucidation of the Internet from a meeting of astronomers in Porto, Portugal.

"More than 40 percent of Sun-like stars have planets with low mass," he added.

The team of astronomers used the HARPS spectrograph (Planet Locator Light Speed ​​High Accuracy) mounted 3.6-meter telescope at the European Southern Observatory (ESO) at La Silla, Chile.

Spectrograph does not describe these planets directly but scientists can calculate the size and mass by detecting small changes in the vibration of the star caused by the gravitational pull of small planets.

Astronomers want to find planets like Earth because this is the place most likely to harbor life.

HARPS has discovered 75 planets circling 30 different stars. ESO team did not provide detailed explanations about what the stars diorbit by the 32 new planets.

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