Second smallest exoplanet found to date discovered at KeckCredit another accomplishment to the good schools of St. Louis Park! [Hat tip to Barak.]
WASHINGTON D.C.— Planet hunters using Keck Observatory have detected an extrasolar planet that is only four times the mass of Earth. The planet is the second smallest exoplanet ever discovered and adds to astronomers’ growing cadre of low mass planets called super-Earths...more...
A former neighbor in St. Louis Park MN and a friend of my sons, now a professor, astronomer Andrew Howard of the University of California at Berkeley, and his colleagues from the California Planet Search team (CPS), made a remarkable scientific discovery: