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Radio Telescope Images Reveal Planet-Forming Disk Orbiting
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Radio Telescope Images Reveal Planet-Forming Disk Orbiting Twin Suns

June 11, 2009
This artist's conception of the V4046 Sagittarii system highlights the disk-shaped molecular gas cloud imaged by the Submillimeter Array. The gaseous disk, which orbits the twin suns, shows that planets could form around double stars as easily as around a single star like our Sun.