The European Southern Observatory confirms that astronomers have found at least five new planets, which orbit a sun-like star. This star is said to be about 100 light years away from earth.
It is assumed that there could be even two more new planets with one of them being the smallest planet ever discovered outside our solar system. The first five planets found seem to be similar to Neptune.
"The really nice thing about finding systems like this is that it shows that there are many more out there. Mother Nature really had fun making planets", Alan Boss of the Carnegie Institution for Science commented the finding.