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Fraser
2011-Sep-05, 03:50 PM
For many exoplanet systems that have been discovered by the radial velocity method, astronomers have found excess emission in the infrared portion of the spectrum. This has generally been interpreted as remnants of a disk or collection of objects similar to our own Kupier belt, a ring of icy bodies beyond the orbit of Pluto. [...]

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Swift
2011-Sep-07, 02:01 AM
That's a rather brilliantly done study. Cool