Rare Solar System Gets Rarer | Hugh Ross

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This is a WordPress repost of an excellent article focusing on the rarity of solar systems that permit life to exist that was originally authored by Hugh Ross from his reasons.org website.

Astronomers have detected and measured the mass and/or orbital features of 3,869 planets in 2,887 planetary systems beyond the solar system.1 This ranks as a staggering rate of discovery, given that the first confirmed detection of a planet orbiting another hydrogen-fusion-burning star was as recent as 1995.2 What do the characteristics of these systems reveal about potential habitability for advanced life?

With such a large database of planets and planetary systems beyond the solar system (exoplanets and exoplanetary systems), it is now possible for astronomers to statistically analyze the database to discern what properties may or may not be unique to the solar system. Such an analysis was recently published by two independent teams of astronomers: one comprised of thirteen Italian astronomers and the other by two Chinese astronomers.

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