Talk:Scientists discover Earth-like planet

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Good work Wikinewsies!! I am glad to see the great amount of effort sources and info put into this article. I want to say good job! I hope to see continuing efforts like this in the future. Jason Safoutin 16:57, 26 January 2006 (UTC)


The article states that the planet is just outside our solar system and 25,000 light years away. Both can't be true. 22:55, 26 January 2006 (UTC)

The Princeton source: Astronomers from Princeton and other institutions have discovered the smallest planet found outside of our solar system using a technique that researchers believe will uncover others that potentially harbor life.

The rocky, icy planet is about five-and-a-half times the mass of Earth and is located more than 20,000 light years away in the constellation Sagittarius, close to the center of our Milky Way galaxy. Jason Safoutin 23:32, 26 January 2006 (UTC)

You need to read the source listed above. It clearly says its outside the solar system. Jason Safoutin 21:50, 27 January 2006 (UTC)

You need to spend more time in science class and stop swallowing every mistake reporters make as "the truth". A little research and original thought would deep-six this "well some reporter said so, so it HAS to be true" tripe - 14:12, 28 January 2006 (UTC)

Main Article[edit]

You might want to check out the main article in the wikipedia. The authors there have been working with the pre-print from the Nature article, and we've had some input from the discovery team members as well. - 03:23, 27 January 2006 (UTC)

just outside our solar system[edit]

"25,000 light years away" IS NOT "just outside our solar system", it is rather a VERY long way from our solar system. By comparison, the nearest stat to our solar system, Alpha Centauri, is 4.2 light years away. Anarchist42 22:03, 27 January 2006 (UTC)

Well the source above state clearly. So you need to read the sources. Jason Safoutin 21:51, 27 January 2006 (UTC)
Every single star in the universe (except our own sun) is, by definition, "outside the solar system" - so that "fact" is meaningless. As to the addition of the prefixed word "just", that is just plain incorrect, as "just" means "by a very small margin" - which is patently false. Anarchist42 22:03, 27 January 2006 (UTC)

"Soruces above state clearly"? Since when does something stupid said by someone else trump common sense? 25,000 light years is about 1/4 the width of the entire galaxy. This is not "just outside the solar system". Just because some bonehead reporter who is more used to following Paris Hilton around got a crack at a science column and then got it wrong doesn't mean it's fact. Go read the Wikipedia article. It was written with help from the team that discovered the planet, so I think they're a better "soruce". - 14:08, 28 January 2006 (UTC)

Well I will remember not to collaborate with people who present a harsh attitude. Oh and I didn't realize that Princeton was bonheaded. Jason Safoutin 14:15, 28 January 2006 (UTC)
The problem was the word 'just'. The Princeton source didn't use it. You (as DragonFire1024) introduced it with the original edit. For some unexplained reason you keep reinserting it, even though it is clearly untrue. 14:56, 28 January 2006 (UTC)
Actually I reinserted it one time. Jason Safoutin 15:00, 28 January 2006 (UTC)



Hi! Please, add ca:Descobrixen un nou planeta en la constel·lació de Sagitari. Thanks, ×α£đ~es 00:09, 30 May 2009 (UTC)

Done Tempodivalse [talk] 00:26, 30 May 2009 (UTC)

Hi again! Please, fix it:Astronomia: scoperto il primo pianeta simile alla Terra. It was moved. Thanks again, ×α£đ~es 20:16, 13 June 2009 (UTC)

Done Tempodivalse [talk] 20:45, 15 June 2009 (UTC)