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2007-11-28 14:45:00

A stellar prodigy has been spotted about 450 light-years away in a system called UX Tau A by NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope. Astronomers suspect this system's central sun-like star, which is just one million years old, may already be surrounded by young planets.

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2007-07-24 12:50:00

How many stars does it take to "raise" a planet? In our own solar system, it took only one -- our Sun. However, new research shows that planets might sometimes form in systems with as many as four stars.


Word of the Day
tourtiere
  • a meat pie that is usually eaten at Christmas in Quebec
The word 'tourtiere' comes from the French tourte, or passenger pigeon.
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