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Solar System's Youth Gives Clues to Planet Search


July 24, 2013

disk isotopes Comets and meteorites contain clues to our solar system's earliest days. But some of the findings are puzzle pieces that don't seem to fit well together. A new set of theoretical models from Carnegie Institution's Alan Boss shows how an outburst event in the sun's formative years could explain some of this disparate evidence. Boss' work could have implications for the hunt for habitable planets outside our solar system. Full Story

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