Record-Setting Multiple Planet System Found?

Written by The Night Sky Guy on April 11, 2012 – 12:08 pm -

A star about 127 light-years from Earth may have even more planets than the sun, which would make the planetary system the most populated yet found. According to a new study, HD 10180—a sunlike star in the southern constellation Hydrus—may have as many as nine orbiting planets, besting the eight official planets in our solar system.

What kind of alien worlds are they and what does this discovery say about our place in the cosmos? Read the rest of my story at National Geographic News.


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