Thursday, February 14, 2008

News for your inner Geek

Astronomers find 'scale-model' solar system - Times Online
A distant solar system that looks much like a scale model of our own has been discovered by an international team of astronomers.

The star system — 5,000 light years away — boasts smaller versions of the Sun, Jupiter and Saturn and it is possible that smaller, rocky planets like Earth and Mars could be orbiting closer in.
If nothing else it may mean that solar systems like our own may be common.

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