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HD 70642

The star with its companion is the most solar system like object discovered so far. It is orbited by a planet with twice the mass of Jupiter and 3/5 of its distance.

HD70642 is younger as our Sun. Closer to the star there could be earthlike planets on which right now life starts to evolve or comes crawling out of the water.

Constellation: Puppis
Distance: 94 light-years
Spectral class: G5
Visual magnitude: 7.89
Luminosity: 0.93 * Sun
Mass: 1 * Sun

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    HD 70642
Artist impression of possible moons around the planet.
Graphic: PPARC, David Hardy

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