ESOcast 62: Three planets found in star cluster
- uploaded: Jan 16, 2014
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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 information and download options: to our iTunes channel here: design and editing: Martin Kornmesser and Luis : Herbert and technical support: Mathias Andr and Raquel Yumi by: Phillip Keane and Richard : Toomas and photos: ESO, Luis Calada, Digitized Sky Survey 2, Martin Kornmesser, ESA/Hubble, Alexandre Santerne and Nick Risinger ().Directed by: Herbert producer: Lars Lindberg Christensen.