Kepler Discovers Solar System's Ancient 'Twin'

January 27, 2015 4:35 PM

4 0

Astronomers have found a star system that bears striking resemblance to our inner solar system. It’s a sun-like star that plays host to a system of five small exoplanets — from the size of Mercury to the size of Venus.

But there’s something very alien about this compact ‘solar system’; it formed when the universe was only 20 percent the age it is now, making making it the most ancient star system playing host to terrestrial sized worlds discovered to date.

Read more

To category page

Loading...