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Astronomers Find Embryonic Planet
June 11, 2008
Using radio observatories in the United Kingdom and the United States and computer simulations, a team of astronomers has identified the youngest forming planet yet seen. Taking advantage of a rare opportunity to use the Very Large Array (VLA) of radio telescopes in the United States--with the special addition of an extra telescope 50 kilometers away, the team studied the disk of gas and rocky particles around the star HL Tau.
University of St. Andrews
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