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ALMA Reveals Workings of Nearby Planetary System


April 12, 2012

fomalhaut dust ring Observations with the ALMA Telescope, still under construction, have helped resolve a controversy about the planetary system of Fomalhaut, 25 light years away. Images made possible by ALMA's new technology indicate that a dusty ring around the star is confined by a pair of planets not too different in mass from the Earth. Full Story

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