Science Bulletins: Sun-Like Star May Host Several Planets

A telescope searching for interplanetary systems has detected a large gap in the dust disk around a young star, which could indicate the presence of multiple planets. The star is similar in size to our own Sun. Studying early-stage extrasolar planets and their host stars helps scientists to understand the formation of solar systems—including our own.

Science Bulletins is a production of the National Center for Science Literacy, Education, and Technology (NCSLET), part of the Department of Education at the American Museum of Natural History.

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