A second Earth? Telescope finds solar system that mirrors ours – and offers hope that life could thrive on its worlds
A solar system arranged just like our own has been discovered a thousand light years from the Earth.
The group of planets line up in a way similar to those in our solar systems, with their orbital planes aligned with the equator of their Sun.
Dr Roberto Sanchis-Ojeda and colleagues analysed their transits over spots on the Sun-like star Kepler-30 and found they mirrored those round our Sun.