Sunday, April 20, 2008

News: Newborn Planet is Youngest Ever Found

National Geographic News has an interesting article about a newly formed planet:
The embryonic planet may only be a few hundred years old, providing a unique look at how planets are made, according to a team of astronomers led by Jane Greaves of the University of St. Andrews in Scotland.
"We were amazed when we found it," Greaves said, noting that the next youngest confirmed planet is ten million years old.

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