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A New Planet

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(3)During the first hour of Friday night's show, astronomer David Darling(1) discussed NASA's recent discovery of a young, million year old planet circling a distant star. The finding was made from the Spitzer Space Telescope, which records infrared light. The orbiting observatory can't actually "see" the newly formed planet, but it has uncovered a curious hole within a dust cloud surrounding a young star named CoKu Tau 4. Scientists believe the hole was created by a planet. Darling said oraganic materials (methanol) have also been found in dust cloud around Coku Tau 4. This could provide the building blocks for life on a newborn planet. Read more at NASA.gov(2).
Concept image produced by NASA/JPL-Caltech.

1. http://www.daviddarling.info
2. http://www.nasa.gov/vision/universe/starsgalaxies/spitzer-052704.html
3. http://www.nasa.gov/images/content/59926main_spitzer-concept-052704-browse.jpg

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