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New Solar System Includes Earth-like Planet

If confirmed, this could be the richest system of planets we have discovered outside of our own.

 

This artist's impression made available by the European Southern Observatory Tuesday, Aug. 24, 2010, shows the remarkable planetary system around the Sun-like star HD 10180. (AP)

 
A Sun-like star has been spotted by scientists that is said to include 7 orbiting planets, one of which resembles Earth, according to a recent article published in Yahoo! News.


If it is confirmed, the star HD10180’s planetary system would be the richest one found after 15 years of ongoing research.  One astronomer speculates this… Continue reading