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2008-12-16 16:35:00

Some stars have it tough when it comes to raising planets. A new image from NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope shows one unlucky lot of stars, born into a dangerous neighborhood.

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2006-08-14 19:20:00

Astronomers have long scrutinized the vast and layered clouds of the Orion nebula, an industrious star-making factory visible to the naked eye in the sword of the famous hunter constellation. Yet, Orion is still full of secrets.

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2006-07-24 16:05:00

Astronomers using NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope have found evidence that dusty disks of planet-forming material tug on and slow down the young, whirling stars they surround.

2006-02-08 21:40:00

Rings of planet-forming dust have been discovered circling two "hypergiant" stars, indicating planet formation may be taking place in environments previously thought too hostile, according to research published on Wednesday.

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2006-02-08 12:10:00

NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope has identified two huge "hypergiant" stars circled by monstrous disks of what might be planet-forming dust. The findings surprised astronomers because stars as big as these were thought to be inhospitable to planets.


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