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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.
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.
- Emitting flashes of light; glittering.