HIP 11915b: Jupiter Twin Found Orbiting Sun-Like Star

Using the HARPS planet-hunting instrument on the 3.6-m telescope at ESO’s La Silla Observatory, Chile, astronomers have discovered a Jupiter-mass exoplanet orbiting the Sun-like star HIP 11915 at almost exactly the same distance as Jupiter. Although many exoplanets similar to Jupiter have been found at a variety of distances from Sun-like stars, the newfound planet, [...] —> Read More