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Tuesday, November 1, 2011

NASA Explains The New Twist To Spiral Arms

Spiral arms have been spotted around a single star for the first time.

Video Credit: NASA
NASA's ScienceCast site

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Universe Today describes the story nicely:
"Astronomers have known for some time that a star named SAO 206462 has a disk surrounding it, and have studied it with all available techniques including with Hubble chronographic imagery. But new high contrast observations with the Subaru Telescope has shown a surprising double-spiral feature in the disk, which may point to planets in the act of forming."

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