‘Major’ new exoplanet findings to be announced next Monday

There will be an online news conference next Monday, September 12 at 4:00 pm (16:00) CEST (7:00 am PT / 10 am ET) to discuss significant new findings related to exoplanets, to be held by the European Southern Observatory (ESO) regarding its High Accuracy Radial Velocity Planet Searcher (HARPS) program.

This may be related to this previous news last month of five more “super-Earth” exoplanets found by HARPS. At least one is orbiting its star at the right distance to make liquid water possible on its surface. Stay tuned!

Also, the current confirmed exoplanet count is now 604!