New Alien Planets

France’s CoRoT satellite detected the 10 in advance unknown alien planets, and all of which are gaseous like Saturn or Jupiter, including two Neptune-like objects that circle the same star. According to scientists the new discoveries highlight the diversity of worlds beyond our solar system and increase count of extrasolar planets up to 565.Seven of the discoveries are so-called “hot Jupiters,” gas giants that orbit extremely close to their┬áparent stars. Another one is smaller than Saturn, and the other two are Neptune-like siblings circling the same star.Although all the newfound alien planets are gaseous, they make up a diverse group. One planet orbits a 10-billion-year-old star, which is twice as old as the sun. Another circles a star just 600 million years old and two of the exoplanets also lie on highly elongated orbits.

source:www.space.com