Thursday, February 16, 2006

Newly Forming Solar System Has Planets Running Backwards

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NASA researchers, using the VLA radio telescope has discovered an astronomical shocker -- a solar system, some 500-light-years away, with two flat disks rotating rotating in opposite directions around a young star. Planets haven't formed from the disks as yet -- and probably won't for millions of years -- but when they do, the astronomers expect they will be orbiting their star in opposite directions. This is a first in solar system astronomy.

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