"Even brown dwarfs may grow rocky planets" (ESO/ALMA)

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"Even brown dwarfs may grow rocky planets" (ESO/ALMA)

Post by Led_Zep on 30th November 2012, 4:41 pm


« …Astronomers using the Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA) have for the first time found that the outer region of a dusty disc encircling a brown dwarf contains millimetre-sized solid grains like those found in denser discs around newborn stars. The surprising finding challenges theories of how rocky, Earth-scale planets form, and suggests that rocky planets may be even more common in the Universe than expected… »

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