New Real Estate in Space

Savvy speculators may want to look into the new solar system found orbiting the star UPSILON ANDROMEDAE last week. Distant planets have been popping up for a few years, but always singly; this is the first time astronomers have found a group. One even has an Earthlike orbit, so it might be hospitable--except that it's bigger than Jupiter and probably made mostly of gas. It could have an Earthlike moon, however. If you can find a broker, better get your bid in early for a choice lot.

--By Michael D. Lemonick/New York


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