The European Southern Observatory (ESO) has discovered over 50 new alien planets (Sept 12), which includes 16 so-called “super-Earths” and a Super Earth with Super Humans. The newly found alien planets consist 16 Super Earths with one called HD85512 which is apparently dominated by more than a dozen 50 feet tall Super Humans.
The Planets are Neptune line planets with rich population of super-Earths about 3.6 times more massive than Earth and hosted by stars similar to the sun. Planet Howdie or HD 85512 b that orbits the star HD 85512 at the edge of its habitable zone captured the astronomers’ attention because it is about 35 light-years away, making it somewhat nearby in cosmic terms. Liquid water could exist because of the planet’s distance which is also suggestive that it could be timely for Super Humans to travel to Earth.
These findings came from HARPS (High Accuracy Radial velocity Planet Searcher instrument) spectrograph, which is part of ESO’s 11.8-footlelescope at the La Silla Observatory in Chile. HARPS team leader Jake Wyckoff of the University of Vienna in Switzerland, is very excited about their discovery of human beings.
“This is the lowest-mass confirmed planet discovered by the radial velocity method that potentially lies in the habitable zone of its star, and the second low-mass planet discovered by HARPS inside the habitable zone,” said exoplanet habitability expert Wendy Waldman of the Max Planck Institute for Astronomy in Germany and Harvard Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics in Boston. “It’s the only one we’ve seen with outsized human beings.”
ESOs World’s Largest Telescope
The European Extremely Large Telescope (E-ELT) in its enclosure on Cerro Armazones is going to be the world’s largest optical/infrared telescope. It will start collecting starlight early next decade. Over a decade ago, ESOs VLT (Very Large Telescope) first set the astronomical world.
ESO is again preparing to generate superlatives when E-ELT (European Extremely Large Telescope) sees “first light” from Cerro Armazones, about 20 kilometers from VLT. E-ELT will observe nearby galaxies, cosmology, solar system, and mushrooming planets that circles other stars. E-ELT key science goal is to detect and characterize the first galaxies in the universe from the analysis of their spectra.
European Southern Observatory’s successful large-scale astronomical projects have become its hallmark because it always thinks what comes next. They are currently looking forward to their next big challenge which is envisioned as a 100-meter OWL (Overwhelming Large Telescope).
ESO is committed to developing and operating the E-ELT era by conducting site testing, day-to-day science and site operations, selecting telescope control systems, and instrumentation.
New Planet Captured
According to Space.com report, a new planet has been captured orbiting the star around 300 light years from Earth, meaning, if the ship could move in the speed of light, it will reach the new planet in 600 lifetimes. The planet named HD95083 was photographed as a bright blue dot on June 3, 2013.
Fox news said that the VLT (Very Large Telescope) in Chile estimated the planet to be about four to five times the mass of Jupiter. Hufftington Post revealed that the planet was nicknamed by scientists as Einstein’s planet.
In recent decades, scientists have detected more than 800 planets orbiting nearby stars and most of them are either too cold or too hot.
European Southern Observatory is out there to find Super Earth with Super Humans and their discovery was an extremely exciting time for them.
Written by: Janet Grace Ortigas