This new discovery by astronomers supports the prevalent planet formation theory that is out there. It is from the star system known as Kepler-30, which is almost 10,000 light years from planet Earth. The planets that orbit the star Kepler-30 are rather big with a couple of them being even bigger than the gas giant Jupiter.
The current technology that mankind has makes it hard for us to observe any planets that are the size of Earth or smaller at the distances of 10,000 light years or so. But NASA agrees that this discovery is still a breakthrough and sheds light into many theories and ideas that have been made regarding planet formation and how our solar system came into being.
In other space report news, E.T., the extraterrestrial magazine is celebrating its 30th anniversary. Make sure to grab a copy! I think that Space Report should not always be serious stuff and wanted to continue to have a little fun with some of the posts here. Here is something all you space enthusiasts might enjoy. It is a video of Earth from the vastness that space is.
This is really an unbelievable time-lapse video with some incredible shots of Earth taken from the International Space Station. Talking about space station, here is hoping that humans will be able to move into a more distant home in outer space in the near future. It was after all Carl Sagan who dreamt that mankind will move out to the stars.