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A young planetary system located only 10.5 light-years away has a structure remarkably similar to Earth's solar system, a new study shows. Using NASA's Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared Astronomy (SOFIA) — a modified 747 jet equipped with a 100-inch (2.5 meters) telescope — researchers studied the planetary system circling the young, sun-like star Epsilon Eridani. This system boasts an asteroid belt-like ring of debris, much as Earth's solar system does. As one of Earth's closest stellar neighbors, the Epsilon Eridani system is "a prime location to research how planets form around stars like our sun," said a statement from the SOFIA Science Center
originally posted by: TruthxIsxInxThexMist
a reply to: Aliensun
Thanks for that. like a lot of stuff, I had forgot about Betty and her abduction case but in any case I wouldn't have thought about it.. I only posted this thread as the graphic points to it being very similar to our system.
originally posted by: swanne
a reply to: TruthxIsxInxThexMist
Isn't Epsilon Eridani the home system of the Vulcans, in Star Trek?
originally posted by: vinifalou
The more we study the universe the more we see we have NOTHING of unique and/or special.
Perhaps it is relevant to remind younger ATS folks that the Epsilon Eridani system was the star system determined by Marjorie Fish to be the home of the ETs that abducted Betty and Barney Hill in 1961.