Astrophysicists recently discovered a new planetary system, called KOI-351, which has at least seven planets that orbit a star, just like like ours. The similarities don’t end there, the rocky planets are closest to this system’s version of the Sun, while the gaseous planets are furthest away. Continue reading for a video and more information.
According to Dvice, “the first three of these planets have orbital cycles similar to our own, nearly mimicking the orbits of Mercury, Venus and Earth. However, because these cycles varied a bit, the team of astrophysicists looked more closely at the data and discovered four more planets. After discovering those, the team surmised that although this system is much like our own, it’s more compact and its planets orbit closer to their star.”