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Are there any more planets outside our solar system?

Are there any more planets outside our solar system?
Connie Jenkins from Swansea (Age 5-14)

How many planets are outside the solar system?
Jason Ross Stuart from Kent (Age 5-14)

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2 Responses

  1. Yes, there are! In the last few decades astronomers have discovered hundreds of worlds travelling around other stars in the same way as planets do in our own solar system. We call these new worlds exoplanets.

    We can’t take very good pictures of them just yet, but keep an eye out over the next few years – it will happen.

  2. As of March 2008, 277 exoplanets (as planets outside the solar system are called) have been detected. For more information, please see exoplanet.eu

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