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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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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

Solar System Formed at the Dawn of the Milky Way Discovered with 5 Earthlike Planets

Academics / General Science : The Daily Galaxy (5 hours ago)

"There are far-reaching implications for this discovery," said Tiago Campante, from the University of Birmingham's School of Physics and Astronomy, who led the research. "We now know that Earth-sized planets have formed throughout m... Read Post

Ancient star system reveals Earth-sized planets forming near start of universe

Academics / General Science : Science Daily (4 hours ago)

A Sun-like star with orbiting planets, dating back to the dawn of the Galaxy, has been discovered by an international team of astronomers. At 11.2 billion years old, it is the oldest star with Earth-sized planets ever found and prov... Read Post


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