Oldest Solar System Discovered - Yahoo News

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This article, posted to Yahoo News, is exciting and terrifying at the same time. In short, the Kepler planet hunting probe has discovered a star that is 11 billion years old, with five small rocky planets orbiting it.

An international team of astronomers announced Tuesday that this extrasolar system is 11.2 billion years old. With the age of the universe pegged at 13.8 billion years, this is the oldest star with close-to-Earth-size planets ever found ... Read more

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