n MNASSA : Monthly Notes of the Astronomical Society of South Africa - New method for finding Exoplanets : news notes

Volume 68, Issue 7_8
  • ISSN : 0024-8266



A team of two astronomers from NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, California, has for the past 12 years been mounting an astrometry instrument to a telescope at the Palomar Observatory near San Diego. After careful intermittent observations of 30 stars, the team has identified a new exoplanet around one of them - the first ever to be discovered using astrometry.

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