Astronomers find 11.2 billion-year-old solar system

February 3, 2015 3:14 PM

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Astronomers find 11.2 billion-year-old solar system

BIRMINGHAM, England — An ancient solar system with five rocky planets was recently discovered by astronomers.

The system, called Kepler-444, is believed to have formed 11.2 billion years ago, making it “the oldest known system of terrestrial-sized planets,” according to NASA. The discovery was made by researchers from the University of Birmingham in England using data from NASA’s Kepler mission.

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