ESOcast 62: Three Planets Found in Star Cluster

15 January 2014

In this ESOcast we look at how astronomers have used ESO's HARPS planet hunter in Chile, along with other telescopes around the world, to discover three planets orbiting stars in the cluster Messier 67. Although more than one thousand planets outside the Solar System are now confirmed, only a handful have been found in star clusters.

Remarkably one of these new exoplanets is orbiting a star that is a rare solar twin — a star that is almost identical to the Sun in all respects.

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ESOcast 62: Three planets found in star cluster
ESOcast 62: Three planets found in star cluster