Friday, February 15, 2008

2,000 5,000 Light Years From Home

When I read this story I immediately got the inevitable song stuck in my head.
Astronomers said Wednesday that they had found a miniature version of our own solar system 5,000 light-years across the galaxy — the first planetary system that really looks like our own, with outer giant planets and room for smaller inner planets.

“It looks like a scale model of our solar system,” said Scott Gaudi, an assistant professor of astronomy at Ohio State University.

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