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An important discovery of astronomers - telescopes observed hundreds of protoplanetary disks

     Astronomers are constantly combing the sky in search of new stars and planets. This time they turned their eyes towards the molecular cloud in the constellation Orion, that is, to groups of large nebulae that are located about 1500-1600 light years from Earth. Hundreds of young stars were found there.


     During observations, astronomers used the VLA and ALMA telescopes. Young stars, of which there are more than 300, are surrounded by clouds of dust and gas. These are the so-called protoplanetary disks that contribute to the formation of new planets. The data obtained can be compared with others collected earlier.




     Four of the observed stars did not look like the rest. According to scientists, this is due to a very early stage of the origin of these objects. Flat protoplanetary disks have not been noticed, since they will form only after some time. Scientists suggest that these stars may be less than 10 thousand years old. The results of the study were published on the pages of The Astrophysical Journal.

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