20 April 2008

Solar System's 'look-alike' found (hopefully the first of many)

From: http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/science/nature/7333155.stm
Astronomers have discovered a planetary system orbiting a distant star which looks much like our own. They found two planets that were close matches for Jupiter and Saturn orbiting a star about half the size of our Sun.

"It looks like this may have formed in a similar way to our Solar System. And if this is the case, it looks like [our] Solar System cannot be unique in the Universe. There should be other similar systems out there which could host terrestrial planets."

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