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Snow Falling Around Infant Solar System: Icy Region Gives Planet and Comet Formation a Boost
July 18, 2013
Astronomers using the new Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA) telescope have taken the first-ever image of a snow line in an infant solar system. This frosty landmark is thought to play an essential role in the formation and chemical make-up of planets around a young star.
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