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51 Eridani b: Astronomers detect planet 100 light-years away

Latest Update: August 15, 2015 | 81 Views

The astronomers have detected a planet 100 light-years away which resembles an infant version of Jupiter.

The new world, known as 51 Eridani b, is only 20 million years old-a toddler by astronomical standards.

The alien world could yield clues to the formation of our Solar System, which has an unusual lay-out.

The astronomers also detected water on the planet.

These findings indicate that it might be similar to planets in our Solar System.


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