The scientists will be using the last Venus transit for a century, which will take place next week, to learn how to size up other solar systems as we search for life in the universe.
Computer simulations have offered a plausible explanation for the pile-ups of giant planets in many newly discovered solar systems.
Scientists have observed, for the first time ever, the processes that give rise to stars and planets in nascent solar systems.
Many well-known comets such as Halley and Hale-Bopp originally formed in other solar systems, according to a Queen`s University researcher.
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