It may have an asteroid belt, worlds similar to Earth and Neptune – and only 470 light years away
If, like us, you're dying to get off this ridiculous little rock, here's some hope* to cling onto.
There’s a planetary system slowly forming about 470 light years away from Earth that looks uncannily like our Solar System in its younger days.
An image taken by the Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA), an interferometer fashioned out of 66 telescopes in the Atacama desert in Chile, shows a fuzzy red blob surrounded by bright concentric rings.
The blob is a young star known as DM Tau, and the rings around it are dust and other cosmic debris.
DM Tau is a small star, about half the mass of the Sun and is about three to five million years old.