Thursday, December 01, 2005

Possible birth of tiniest known solar system

'Scientists using a combination of ground-based and orbiting telescopes have discovered a failed star, less than one-hundredth the mass of the sun, possibly in the process of forming a solar system. It is the smallest known star-like object to harbor what appears to be a planet-forming disk of rocky and gaseous debris, which one day could evolve into tiny planets and create a solar system in miniature.' More


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