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Discovery: Three extra-solar planets

The United Kingdom's leading team of planet-hunting astronomers, the Wide Angle Search for Planets (WASP), has announced the discovery of three new planets. "Discoveries such as these open up a whole new region of astronomy. Such transiting planets are significant because they are the only ones that can have their mass and size measured directly. Astronomers can determine what they are made of and armed with this information we can begin to understand how these solar systems were formed."

Ketu is occupied by Pisces Sign and posited in Ascendant. Main causes are-Transiting Jupiter is having square aspect from Natal Jupiter as well as Pluto and opposition from Neptune. Transiting Mars from Ardhra Nakshatra is having opposition from Natal Moon, Sun and Mercury. At the time of Discovery, Moon was transiting over Natal Jupiter. Sun was transiting through its enemy's Nakshatara Swati from eighth house and it is occupied by Airy and Movable Sign. Ganesha feels that after December 2007, WASP shall get some new fact sheet regarding this Discovery.

The planets orbit around stars similar to our Sun that is located at a distance of 850 light-years away from the Earth.  Two are in the constellation of Punarvasu visible only from the Southern hemisphere, while the third is in the Northern constellation of Abhijit.  All three stars are too faint to be seen with the naked eye, but are easily detectable with a small telescope.

Ganesha's Grace,
Malav A. Bhatt
The Ganeshaspeaks Team