View Full Version : Astronomy New Solar System discovered

7th November 2007, 00:12
Did anyone else see the announcement on the news tonight that scientists have discovered another solar system very similar to our own?

This is the first solar system they have discovered that has a planet of similar distance from it's sun to the Earth, which puts it into the zone where water can form in liquid form, and ultimately where life can develop. This planet is however much larger than the earth, so scientists believe is is likely to be a gas giant similar to Saturn, but it is likely to also have moons which would be solid and therefore capable of sustaining water and life.