SETI bioastro: HUBBLE SHOWS JUST HOW VIOLENT PLANET FORMATION CAN BE

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From: Larry Klaes (larry.klaes@incent.com)
Date: Mon Apr 30 2001 - 05:59:00 PDT


HUBBLE SHOWS JUST HOW VIOLENT PLANET FORMATION CAN BE
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New photos taken by the Hubble Space Telescope show a region of
space inside the Orion Nebula, where new planets are being formed.
Far from a gentle process, though, the young planets are blasted by
radiation from a nearby star called Theta 1 Orionis C - astronomers
have described the process as "building a skyscraper in the middle
of a tornado".

Original Source:
http://oposite.stsci.edu/pubinfo/pr/2001/13/

Internet Coverage:
http://news.bbc.co.uk/hi/english/sci/tech/newsid_1300000/1300332.stm
http://www.cnn.com/2001/TECH/space/04/26/space.planets.reut/index.html
http://spaceflightnow.com/news/n0104/27survivor/

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