• According to current theories, the formation of Jupiter-mass planets plays an important role in shaping the architecture of planetary systems.
  • The existence of a Jupiter-mass planet in a Jupiter-like orbit around a Sun-like star opens the possibility that the system of planets around this star may be similar to our own Solar System.HIP 11915 is about the same age as the Sun and, furthermore, its Sun-like composition suggests that there may also be rocky planets orbiting closer to the star.
  • According to Jorge Melendez, of the Universidade de São Paulo, Brazil, the leader of the team and co-author of the paper,“the quest for an Earth 2.0, and for a complete Solar System 2.0, is one of the most exciting endeavors in astronomy.

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