Friday, April 9, 2010

Observations Defy Conventional Theories

Science Daily: Planet-Like Object Found Circling a Brown Dwarf.

ScienceDaily (Apr. 9, 2010) — As our telescopes grow more powerful, astronomers are uncovering objects that defy conventional wisdom. The latest example is the discovery of a planet-like object circling a brown dwarf. It's the right size for a planet, estimated to be 5-10 times the mass of Jupiter. But the object formed in less than 1 million years -- the approximate age of the brown dwarf -- and much faster than the predicted time it takes to build planets according to some theories.

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