Photo: 32 New Planets Found Outside Our Solar System



A planet six times as massive as Earth orbits the star Gliese 667 C (not pictured) while two companion stars lie in the distance in an artist's conception.

The low-mass planet is one of 32 planets found outside our solar system over the past five years, astronomers announced in October 2009. The find increases the number of known "exoplanets" to more than 400.

New-planet picture courtesy ESO/L. Calçada


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