Friday, 15 Feb, 2008 Science

Solar System Similar to Ours Discovered


Astronomers discovered a planetary system that is almost identical to ours.

Solar SystemResearchers at Ohio State University called the planetary system OGLE-2006-BLG-109L . They claim that it has two planets orbiting a star. The latter is about half the size of our sun. One of the planets has a mass equal to two-thirds the mass of Jupiter. The other planet boasts a mass that is 90 percent the mass of Saturn.

One of the planets orbits its star at a distance twice shorter than the distance between Saturn our Sun. The second planet is located at half the distance between Jupiter and the Sun.

To discover the new solar system astronomers used a technique called microlensing, which is based on the principles of Einsteinian gravity. According to their calculations, if in the continuous movement of the stars, two stars become aligned with the Earth, the gravity of the nearest star is shifted, which in its turn contributes to the temporal increase in brightness of the distant star.

Scientists manged to discover as much as six stars. During the Scorpius event, they found several planets, which gives hope for further important discoveries.

Dr Scott Gaudi explained that the new planetary system looks like a scale model of our solar system and the two newly discovered planets might have the right conditions for the development of life. The current study was published in the journal "Science".

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//19 Nov 24, 2010 06:28 PM | posted by: steve
maybe the martians are more advanced than human
54 votes

//18 Sep 17, 2010 11:05 AM | posted by: jerryyy
it is mentioned that other planets that are suitable for life may exist, that means there can be the chance of another earth like us where life exist and still it is unnoticed???????
50 votes

//17 Sep 14, 2010 05:28 PM | posted by: Unknown
OH, WHY DON"T YOU ALL READ BOOKS!! don't call infrmation junk coz' without it, ya'll be like the Europeans long ago when they thought the Earth was flat! NO OFFENSE
60 votes

//16 May 20, 2010 10:35 AM | posted by: unknown
how come there is ony 1 planet with life? like "earth is just right vuns & mercury is too hot and mars and beyond are too cold"
54 votes

//15 Mar 15, 2010 11:59 AM | posted by: Miley
its pretty interesting...but how it is compose?
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//14 Jan 02, 2010 12:58 PM | posted by: pink butter
its really very amazing because we could never imagine a plnet like ours there in space so a solar system like ours is far away to think of.
64 votes

//13 Dec 07, 2009 06:45 PM | posted by: Unknown
53 votes

//12 Nov 02, 2009 06:07 AM | posted by: chrstina oreves
its so very amazing.
55 votes

//11 Nov 02, 2009 06:07 AM | posted by: chrstina oreves
its so very amazing.
62 votes

//10 Nov 02, 2009 06:07 AM | posted by: chrstina oreves
its so very amazing.
55 votes

//9 Nov 17, 2008 11:14 PM | posted by: *#*M!$tery*#*
Maybe there are living beings like Martians!
And, they are in some of the other planets...but we don't know!
....But wait....what's the use of knowing them?...Just a matter of interest?
We can't meet them even if they actually exist!
58 votes

//8 Oct 12, 2008 05:59 AM | posted by: Unknown
is it true that pluto is a planit or not
55 votes

//7 Sep 27, 2008 01:01 AM | posted by: Skyler
I was wondering,If Earth is the third planet near the sun why is this planet not hot like Mercary and Venus?Oh,this is a strange question but why
does Uranus spin on it's side?Forgot to tell you but the Milky Way looks like a whole bunch of junk from the pictures I have seen.
52 votes

//6 May 31, 2008 03:22 AM | posted by: unknown
the system doesn't really look like our solar system to me. it only has 2 planets. Ours has 8 planets. the star has only half the mass of the sun.
what do you mean that it is "almost identical"?
58 votes

//5 Apr 26, 2008 08:40 PM | posted by: poker
i don't get it
57 votes

//4 Apr 13, 2008 04:04 PM | posted by: snsuresh [InfoMANIAC]
Great but is there any chances for life like our earth?
57 votes

//3 Mar 17, 2008 12:41 PM | posted by: alcotrazz [InfoMANIAC]
I don't know what caused the Big Bang if it actually happened (no one can be sure of that), but I think it would be impossible that earth's the only inhabited planet. There's so much space, so many stars and planets and the human race is the only one rational. If there's actually a creator, he made a mistake tomake the humans the only ones in the Universe, if it so. hope you know what I mean. Like that catch phrase from the movies CONTACT with Jodie Foster, where her character's father used to say something like "we cannot be alone, otherwise it would be a waste of so much space"... and I agree!
60 votes

//2 Mar 03, 2008 11:55 AM | posted by: Unknown
solar system composed of many planets but most of it is not and scientist says that pluto is not the one of the planets because of it some characteristics
53 votes

//1 Feb 19, 2008 08:11 PM | posted by: Clark
this in interesting wonder if something lives there

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