[ExI] Scientists Find Solar System Like Ours

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Sat Feb 16 06:56:11 UTC 2008

> Amara Graps
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> Subject: [ExI] Scientists Find Solar System Like Ours
> Woo hoo! Happy Valentines Day, a sweet gift, to us all ... :-)
> http://www.nytimes.com/2008/02/14/science/space/14cnd-planet.h
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> February 14, 2008
> Scientists Find Solar System Like Ours
> Astronomers say they have found a miniature version of our 
> own solar system 5,000 light years across the galaxy - the ... Amara
Graps, PhD      www.amara.com

Amara, I didn't get a chance to look at this until this evening.  This is so
cool, waaay wicked cool.  I remember from my misspent youth, the magazines
talking about the theoretical possibility of finding exoplanets using
microlensing.  The technique never did sound all that convincing, altho I
couldn't actually figure any good reason why not.  The gift you meant is not
the exoplanets, it is the technique they used to find them, ja?

Thanks for the link!



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