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AU Micro

30 Jun 2020, 13:00 UTC
AU Micro
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NASA dicit:
NASA’s Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS) and retired Spitzer Space Telescope have found a young Neptune-size world orbiting AU Microscopii, a cool, nearby M dwarf star surrounded by a vast disk of debris. The discovery makes the system a touchstone for understanding how stars and planets form and evolve.
Video credit: NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center/Chris Smith (USRA): Lead Producer/Chris Smith (USRA): Lead Animator/Francis Reddy (University of Maryland College Park): Science Writer

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