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32 More Exosolar Planets Found Options
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Posted: Tuesday, October 20, 2009 7:36:06 AM

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32 More Exosolar Planets Found, including many approaching the size of the earth.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/science/nature/8314581.stm



"From [our] results, we know now that at least 40% of solar-type stars have low-mass planets. This is really important because it means that low-mass planets are everywhere, basically," explained Stephane Udry from Geneva University, Switzerland.

That effectively sets fp=1 in the Drake equation.
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