Home » Press Releases » Spitzer Finds Possible Exoplanet Smaller than Earth
Bookmark and Share
NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope

Spitzer Finds Possible Exoplanet Smaller than Earth

18 Jul 2012, 16:57 UTC
Spitzer Finds Possible Exoplanet Smaller than Earth

Astronomers using NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope have detected what they believe is a planet two-thirds the size of Earth. The exoplanet candidate, called UCF-1.01, is located a mere 33 light-years away, making it possibly the nearest world to our solar system that is smaller than our home planet.

Note: All formatting and links have been removed - click title or image to see full article.

Comment on this Post

* :
* :
:
* :
:
* required

Latest Vodcast

Latest Podcast

Most Popular Video

Advertise PTTU

Extrasolar Planets

  • Planetary Systems: 1145
  • Multiple Planet Systems: 469
  • Planets: 1832
more

NASA Picture of the Day

Astronomy Picture of the Day

astronomy_pod