Reveal the first image of two planets orbiting a sun-like star

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Astronomers have taken the first image of two small planets orbiting a star resembling the sun, as the direct image of the two outer planets and their star was taken about 300 light-years from Earth, using a telescope of the Southern European Observatory, according to research published in the "Astrophysical Journal Litters" Scientific today, Wednesday.

 

Researchers hope that the distant solar system will provide answers about how the two planets originated around our sun, where scientists say images of systems that have many exoplanets are extremely rare.

The researchers also found that the gas planets are much heavier than the planets in our solar system.

Further research is planned to find out whether the outer planets formed in their current location or moved from elsewhere.