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New Finds Upsets Theory of Planet Formation 2010-04-17

Posted by clype in Discovery, Glasgow, Science, Scotland.
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Nine new planets have just been discovered, and unlike the planets in our solar system, two of them are orbiting in the opposite direction to the rotation of their host star. This — along with a recent study of other ‘exoplanets’ — upsets the dominant current theory of how planets are formed. (more…)