Just when you think you’re unique in the universe, discoveries from the innovative minds at Google prove that sentiment wrong.
Recently, NASA’s Kepler space telescope found a planet in the Kepler-90 start system, making it the eight planet to be discovered. This is now the only other solar system we know of with the same number of planets as our solar system in the Milky Way.
“For the first time we know for sure the Solar System is not the sole record holder for the number of planets,” said Andrew Vanderburg, astronomer and NASA Sagan Postdoctoral Fellow at The University of Texas, Austin.
But we may not be solar sisters for long, as certain experts believe this eighth planet is only the tip of the cosmic iceberg.
“There is a lot of unexplored real estate in Kepler-90 system and it would almost be surprising if there were not more planets in the system,” Vanderburg added.