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A sunlike star's early development

2:09pm, December 5, 2007

This infrared portrait of an embryonic sunlike star reveals an early, crucial step in the process of planet formation. According to most theories, the spinning cloud of gas and dust from which a star arises should begin to flatten as a planet-forming disk of material takes shape.

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