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An Old Star Producing New Planets
February 8, 2013 | NASA

“A star thought to have passed the age at which it can form planets may, in fact, be creating new worlds. The disk of material surrounding the surprising star called TW Hydrae may be massive enough to make even more planets than we have in our own solar system.” Quoted from the NASA press release.


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Debris from a Massive Supernova Explosion
February 27, 2014 | NASA
"This artist's concept depicts the explosive death of a massive star, followed by the creation of a disk made up of the star's ashes. [...] Astronomers believe planets might form in this dead star's disk." Quoted from the NASA press release.

Moving at 2.5 Million MPH
February 25, 2014 | NASA
"The red arc in this infrared image from NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope is a giant shock wave, created by a speeding star known as Kappa Cassiopeiae. [...] It is a massive, hot supergiant moving at around 2.5 million mph [...]. But what really makes the star stand out in this image is the surrounding, streaky red glow of material in its path. Such structures are called bow shocks, and they can often be seen in front of the fastest, most massive stars in the galaxy." Quoted from the NASA press release.

Six Planets – Three in Habitable Zone
July 12, 2013 | National Science Foundation
"New observations of a star known as Gliese 667C have revealed a system with at least six planets, including a record-breaking three super-Earths orbiting in the star's "habitable zone" where liquid water could exist on the planets. This is the first planetary system found to have a fully packed habitable zone." Quoted from the NSF press release.


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