Daily Illuminator

December 1, 2005: Miniature Solar System?

NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope has found a brown dwarf which may be exhibiting planet-forming disks. Little Cha 110913-773444 is only eight times the mass of Jupiter, which prompts the question: will its orbiting bits be classified as planets, or moons?

Read the full story on Caltech's page.
-- Paul Chapman

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