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Fraser
2008-Sep-08, 06:40 PM
Using a new technique with a near-infrared spectrograph attached to ESO's Very Large Telescope, astronomers have been able to study planet-forming discs around young Sun-like stars in unsurpassed detail, clearly revealing the motion and distribution of the gas in the inner parts of the disc. Astronomers used a technique known as 'spectro-astrometric imaging' to give [...]

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