Source Pravda.Ru

Astronomers in Chile discover new planet

A team of French and Swiss astronomers working at the La Silla observatory in Chile discovered a planet about the size of Neptune located some 20.5 light years from &to=http://english.pravda.ru/science/19/94/377/16288_universe.html' target=_blank>our solar system, the European Southern Observatory said on Wednesday.

The still unnamed planet is located in the Libra constellation and has about 17 times the mass of the Earth. It takes only 5 days to complete its orbit around a star that has about a third the mass of the Earth's sun, the press release said.

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