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CTDL 124: We’re not alone?

Well, our solar system isn’t alone in it’s basic layout anyway. Of course, it’s still 5000 light years away, so what we’re seeing of it now was happening back in the days of ancient egypt (if my mental history timeline is right), and to get there would take us longer than civilization has been around.

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.

Martin Dominik, from St Andrews University in the UK, said the finding suggested systems like our own could be much more common than we thought.

[From BBC NEWS | Science/Nature | Solar System's 'look-alike' found]


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