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Circumstellar disks and the search for neighbouring planetary systems

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The recent discoveries of planets orbiting several 'mature' stars bring new life to the question of just how common other planetary systems might be. Observations of very young stars provide a way to address this question and suggest that a significant number of such stars harbour conditions appropriate for the formation of planetary systems like our own.

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  1. Max-Planck-lnstitut für Astronomie, Königstuhl 17, 69117 Heidelberg, Germany

    • Steven V. W. Beckwith
  2. Owens Valley Radio Observatory 105–24, California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, California 91125, USA.

    • Anneila I. Sargent

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