The first-ever pictures of multi-planet solar systems beyond our own were published yesterday.
Here’s a quote from this Wired.com article:
"This is the beginning of a capability that is really going to move the search forward," Peter Michaud of Gemini Observatory told Wired.com. "Now we can refine the technologies and continue the exploration process until we perhaps someday find something more similar to the Earth. Those goals are pretty exciting in terms of gaining a perspective on our place in the universe."