January 01, 2024
Astronomers have discovered a new solar system with six planets. All the planets are smaller in size than Neptune and orbit their star named HD110067 in sync, which is an extremely rare phenomenon. The solar system is in the Milky Way galaxy and is located 100 light years away from Earth. This discovery is significant because of the rare orbital resonance of its planets. The planets have been circling their star in synchronised orbits, which according to astronomers have remained unchanged since their formation billions of years ago. This means that the system has not experienced any intense collision that disturbed the planets’ orbits or changed their shapes. Studying this system will give scientists insights into how the system’s planets formed.
Did You Know?
Our solar system is approximately 4.5 billion years old.