The ESO shows us the first ever picture of a new planet system somewhat like ours!


This is the very first picture that anyone has been able to take of a planet system somewhat like ours, where two planets (or more than one anyway) are orbiting around a sun. This was taken by the Very large Telescope (VLT) manned by the European Southern Observatory on July 22, 2020,

Why is this important? Our sun is 4.63 billion years old. This new system that has been imaged is 300 million light years away and has a much younger sun, at 17 million years old. So this could give us some clues about the formation of our universe. It can also help us in our quest for finding life or conditions that support life on other planets.

Credit: European Southern Observatory VLT, very large telescope


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