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Planet-Forming Disk Vanishes Into Thin Air

In less than 2 years, a star system's planet-forming disk just vanished -- and the same thing may have happened in our own solar system.
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Exoplanet orbiting red giant gives hints of Earth's future

Academics / General Science : 60-Second Science (6 years ago)

Astronomers have discovered a new planet in another solar system orbiting a red giant star that provides clues into what may happen to our own solar system 5 billion years from now when our own, younger Sun becomes a gigantic old st... Read Post

Highest-precision measurement of water in planet outside the solar system

Academics / General Science : Science Codex (3 days ago)

A team of astronomers using NASA's Hubble Space Telescope have gone looking for water vapour in the atmospheres of three planets orbiting stars similar to the Sun – and have come up nearly dry. The three planets, HD 189733b, HD 2094... Read Post

Astronomers discover and 'weigh' infant solar system: Young star with rotating dust disk is youngest still-forming planetary system yet found

Academics / General Science : Science Daily (2 years ago)

A young star no more than 300,000 years old is surrounded by a disk of dust and gas rotating in the same manner as planets in our Solar System, making it the youngest such infant system yet found. Read Post

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