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Fraser
2009-Jan-05, 06:20 PM
After examining the 5-million-year old star cluster NGC 2362, astronomers say that planets like Jupiter must form quickly because the material that form giant gas planets disappears in just few million years in young protoplanetary (planet forming) systems. Using NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope, astronomers from the Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics found that all stars [...]

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