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The Solar System in a Cosmic Context

Physics and Astronomy
Diana Valverde

Kimberly Farr

A stasistical analysis of data from NASA's Planetary Factsheet and NASA's Exoplanet Archive to test the similarity between our solar system and exoplanetary systems to gain further insight on the dynamic of the solar system, its initial formation, and where we could find a system similar to our own. The goal is to provide some clues as to generally where life outside of our solar system could be found. Characteristics such as orbital period, density, mass, radius, and the ratios of these characteristics were tested and compared between the solar system and exoplanetary systems.

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