Earth-Sized Exoplanet Is Least Massive Ever Found

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Earth-Sized Exoplanet Is Least Massive Ever Found
Scientists say they've discovered a planet outside our solar system that is close to Earth in size -- far different from the behemoths they had previously seen so far.

Scientists attending a conference in England said Tuesday that a planet less than twice the size of Earth has been located in a galaxy outside our solar system. The planet, dubbed "e," was found in the well-known star system Gliese 581. The discovery is the outcome of more than four years of observations using the HARPS spectrograph attached to the 12-foot ESO telescope at La Silla, Chile.

As many as 300 so called exoplanets -- or planets outside our solar system -- have been discovered, but most are much larger than Earth.

The BBC is quoting scientist Xavier Bonfils of the Grenoble Observatory in France as saying the new planet is the least massive exoplanet ever detected.

source:Discovery

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a planet outside our solar system that is close to earth in size
earth has been located in a galaxy outside our solar system with 12 foot telescope we can see galaxy from earth the other galaxy more bigger than earth

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