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red dwarf star

  • n  a small, old, relatively cool star; approximately 100 times the mass of Jupiter
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  • Exoplanet Could Change Theory on How Planets Form
    What appears to be a planet about 176 light years away from Earth may cause scientists to rethink prevailing theories on how planets are formed. The potential planet is orbiting the red dwarf star TW Hydrae. According to NASA, it is an astonishing 12 billion kilometers away from its star. Scientists using NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope spotted a “mysterious gap” in the proto-planetary disk of gas ...
    June 14, 2013 - Voice of America
  • Scientists find hints of alien planet surprisingly far from its host star
    Astronomers have found evidence of an alien planet forming surprisingly far from its host star, a discovery that could challenge the prevailing wisdom about how planets take shape.Researchers using the Hubble Space Telescope spotted a large gap in the planet-forming debris disk surrounding the red dwarf star TW Hydrae, which lies about 176 light-years from Earth in the constellation Hydra (the ...
    June 13, 2013 - NBC NEWS

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