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posted 05. January 2006 22:06
Source: Space Science Institute, Boulder Colorado.
SPITZER TEAM SAYS DEBRIS DISK COULD BE FORMING INFANT TERRESTRIAL PLANETS December 14, 2005
Dean C. Hines
Michael R. Meyer
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Astronomers have found a debris disk around a sun-like star that may be forming or has formed its terrestrial planets. The disk – a probable analog to our asteroid belt – may have begun a solar-system-scale demolition derby, where the rocky remains of failed planets collide chaotically.
"This is one of a very rare class of objects that may give us a glimpse into what our solar system may have looked like during the formation of our terrestrial planets," said Dean C. Hines of the Space Science Institute, a leader of the team that discovered the rare objects with NASA's Spitzer Telescope.
Read the full release at the Space Science Institute, Boulder Colorado.
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