Thu, Aug 10, 2017, 06:50 AM
Astronomers have discovered four new exoplanets, two of which might be habitable, orbiting nearest sun-like star only 12 light years away. Exoplanets were discovered by using astronomical data from the HARPS Spectrograph located at the European Southern Observatory in Chile and WM Keck Observatory on Mauna Kea in Hawaii. Mikko Tuomi of the University of Hertfordshire, who has co-authored a paper on exoplanets, said at least four rocky planets orbiting near Earth. The paper was accepted by the Astrophysical Journal for publication.