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Planet Formation in Action?

24 Feb 2011, 15:34 UTC
Planet Formation in Action?
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Amazing results from my friend Nuria Huélamo ….

From the ESO website:
“Using ESO’s Very Large Telescope an international team of astronomers has been able to study the short-lived disc of material around a young star that is in the early stages of making a planetary system. For the first time a smaller companion could be detected that may be the cause of the large gap found in the disc. Future observations will determine whether this companion is a planet or a brown dwarf.”
I recommend the video, wonderful.
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