astroengine writes “The first 1, 000 exoplanets to be confirmed have been added to the Europe-based Extrasolar Planets Encyclopaedia. For the last few weeks, astronomers (and the science media) have been waiting with bated breath as the confirmed exoplanet count tallied closer and closer to the 1, 000 mark. Then, with the help of the Super Wide Angle Search for Planets (SuperWASP) collaboration, the number jumped from 999 to 1, 010 overnight. All of the 11 worlds are classified as ‘hot-Jupiters’ with orbital periods between 1 day and 9 days.” Read more of this story at Slashdot.
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Exoplanet Count Peaks 1,000