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ESO discovers 50 new exoplanets announced Sept 12th

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A European observatory will announce what it describes as "major" alien planet findings on Monday (Sept. 12).

The European Southern Observatory (ESO) will hold a press conference at 10 a.m. EDT (1400 GMT) Monday to "report significant new results in the field of exoplanets," ESO officials said in a media alert.

The results were obtained with the High Accuracy Radial Velocity Planet Searcher instrument, better known as HARPS, officials said. HARPS is a spectrograph on ESO's 11.8-foot (3.6-meter) telescope at La Silla Observatory in Chile.
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Press release just came in from the ESO, they have announced 50 new exoplanets discovered using HARPS at the La Silla Observatory in Chile:

www.eso.org/public/news/eso1134/

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