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Distant Planetary System Has "Hometown" Look

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comparison of our solar system with 55 Cancri system

This graphic depiction compares our solar system with a newfound planetary system, 55 Cancri. The new system has a planet in an orbit similar to the orbit of our Jupiter. In addition, two other planets (one confirmed) are shown orbiting 55 Cancri at distances closer than the distance between Earth and our Sun.

Credit: JPL