A NASA-affiliated telescope project captured hyper-detailed images that reveal a nearby planetary system remarkably similar to our own, only much younger at only 500 million-years-old.
Epsilon Eridani: Our Planetary System, Only Younger?
Astronomers have been studying eps Eri since 2004. The last major news about the system came in 2009. This touched on dust and debris clusters that presumably formed in the wake of comet collisions and planet formation.
Researchers are confident that Epsilon Eridani will give insight into some of our still unanswered questions. For example, “How and when, exactly, do planets form?”. Or “In what order do planets take shape in a galactic system?”
“It really is impressive how esp Eri, a much younger version of our Solar System, is put together like ours.”
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