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Alien Planetary System Looks a Lot Like Home

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Science  15 Feb 2008:
Vol. 319, Issue 5865, pp. 885
DOI: 10.1126/science.319.5865.885

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After finding nearly 250 alien-looking extrasolar planets, astronomers using a powerful new observing technique report in Science this week (p. 927) that they have spotted a planetary system--a star and two giant planets--that bears a striking resemblance to our own solar system.