Scientists have discovered a solar system similar to ours that has smaller versions of Saturn and Jupiter.
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Courtesy of KASI - CBNU - ARCSEC (KASI is the Korea Astronomy and Space Science Institute, CBNU is the Chungbuk National University, and ARCSEC is Astrophysical Research Center for the Structure and Evolution of the Cosmos.)
A Newly Discovered Solar System Has Smaller Versions of Saturn and Jupiter
News story originally written on February 14, 2008
For a long time, scientists have wondered if there are other systems of planets like our own in our galaxy. Recently scientists discovered a solar system that has smaller versions of Jupiter and Saturn. This discovery means that there might actually be other solar systems similar to our solar system in our galaxy.
Scientists think the new solar system is smaller version of our own. One of the planets in this solar system is almost almost the same size as Jupiter, and another is almost the same as Saturn. The sun they orbit is smaller than our sun. Their sun is is not as bright as ours, but temperatures at both planets are probably the same as temperatures on Jupiter and Saturn because they are closer to their sun.
Scott Gaudi, one of the astronomers who worked on this project, said that since they were able to see this new solar system, he thinks more of them throughout our galaxy.
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