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TW Hydrae’s Snow Line Offers Insight Into Solar System Formation
2013-07-18 18:16:42

Astronomers at the Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA) telescope have announced the discovery of a distant solar system’s “snow line” about 175 light years away.

Hubble Captures Planet Formation 7.5 Billion Miles From Host Star
2013-06-13 15:09:54

Astronomers using NASA's Hubble Space Telescope say they have discovered evidence of a planet forming 7.5 billion miles away from its host star.

The Sun Was A 'Feisty' Character In Its Younger Days
2013-06-06 12:57:33

Astronomers said during a press conference at a meeting of the American Astronomical Society that when our Sun was in its infancy, it was active and "feisty."

TW Hydrae Protoplanetary Disk Weighed With Unprecedented Accuracy
2013-01-30 13:26:09

Astronomers recently reported that they have determined the mass of the planetary nursery surrounding the star TW Hydrae with unprecedented accuracy.

2012-02-18 01:41:16

Two new and powerful research tools are helping astronomers gain key insights needed to transform our understanding of important processes across the breadth of astrophysics.

Image 1 - Astronomers Detect Water-Covered Planets
2011-10-20 13:44:37

The Herschel Space Observatory has helped astronomers detect water-covered planets like Earth around a young star.

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2005-06-24 10:24:01

Interstellar travelers might want to detour around the star system TW Hydrae to avoid a messy planetary construction site. Astronomers have discovered that the gaseous protoplanetary disk surrounding TW Hydrae holds vast swaths of pebbles extending outward for at least 1 billion miles.


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Use of the word 'swell-mobsman' dates at least to the early 1800s.