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Thursday, January 14, 2010

Our Solar System May Have Millions of "Twins"

Of the billions of stars in our Milky Way galaxy, 15 percent may host "twins" of our solar system, a new study says.

While that might not sound like much, the find suggests that several hundred million star systems look a lot like the one we call home, the study authors say. The research is based on surveys of stars with gas giant planets—similar to Jupiter and Saturn—that orbit far from their stars.


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