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By Sunil Kumar

Research has revealed a sun-like star, which is already known to host five alien planets, may actually have nine full-fledged worlds.

If the planetary arrangement is confirmed, it would outnumber the solar system we are familiar with, our own and set a new record for the most populated system of extrasolar planets yet found.

The sun-like star, named HD 10180, is situated nearly 127 light-years away from Earth. In an earlier study published in August 2010, astronomers discovered five confirmed alien worlds and two planetary candidates.

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