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Alien solar system looks a lot like our own

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Astronomers have discovered an alien solar system whose planets are arranged much like those in our own solar system, a find that suggests most planetary systems start out looking the same, scientists say... The result supports the leading theory of planet formation, which posits that planets take shape from a disk of dust and gas that spins around newborn stars... 'Our work is suggestive, but we will need to observe a few more systems to show that indeed, for all coplanar systems similar to our own solar, the star's spin is aligned with the planets,' said lead author Roberto Sanchis-Ojeda of MIT. 'So far, we have the solar system and Kepler-30; a few more systems will be helpful to be completely sure.' Kepler should allow astronomers to study more such systems soon, Sanchis-Ojeda added.

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The late Dr. Robert Carroll, a mathematical physic... by Mark Goldes on Thursday, Jul 26, 2012 at 5:10:59 PM
I just read the Wikileaks bio on Dr. Carroll and f... by goedel on Thursday, Jul 26, 2012 at 10:23:02 PM
All history is the history of the evolutionary tra... by Kyle McDermott on Thursday, Jul 26, 2012 at 6:31:41 PM