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PostSubject: hd 85512 b   Sat Oct 22, 2011 8:23 am


HD 85512 b is an extrasolar planet[1][2] orbiting the star HD 85512 approximately 36 light-years away in the constellation of Vela. The planet was discovered by the scientists at University of Geneva, Switzerland,[4][5] led by the Swiss astronomer St├ęphane Udry[6] of the GTO program of High Accuracy Radial velocity Planet Searcher (HARPS), a high-precision echelle spectrograph installed on ESO's 3.6 m telescope at La Silla Observatory in Chile.[3] HD 85512 b is one of the smallest exo-planets discovered to be in the habitable zone.[2] HD 85512 b is considered to be the best candidate for habitability as of August 25, 2011.[2][4]

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PostSubject: Re: hd 85512 b   Fri Jan 27, 2012 8:23 am

Good post mobetta, it seems new and exciting planets are emerging every day!

Still, 36 light years is still a long way to go.
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