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Yet another new solar system?

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Astronuc
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Nov30-05, 04:34 PM
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Possible Miniature Solar System Discovered

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Astronomers have discovered what they believe is the birth of the smallest known solar system. Peering through ground- and space-based telescopes, scientists observed a brown dwarf or failed star less than one hundredth the mass of the sun surrounded by what appears to be a disk of dust and gas.

The brown dwarf located 500 light years away in the constellation Chamaeleon appears to be undergoing a planet-forming process that could one day yield a solar system, said Kevin Luhman of Pennsylvania State University, who led the discovery.
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Dec2-05, 11:49 PM
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Possible Miniature Solar System Discovered
http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20051130/...Z1BHNlYwMxNzAw

Its going to be a very cold system with a "star" that fails to attain fusion (and thus, isn't really a star). In fact, thats only about ten times the mass of Jupiter.
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Dec3-05, 12:02 AM
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yes,compared with our solar system .

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Yet another new solar system?

I think that I just figured out where Pengwino is from...


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