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Planets around Other Stars are like Peas in a Pod

9 Jan 2018, 19:00 UTC
Planets around Other Stars are like Peas in a Pod NASA/Tim Pyle

An international research team led by Université de Montréal astrophysicist Lauren Weiss has discovered that exoplanets orbiting the same star tend to have similar sizes and a regular orbital spacing.

This pattern, revealed by new W. M. Keck Observatory observations of planetary systems discovered by the Kepler Telescope, could suggest that most planetary systems have a different formation history than our solar system.

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