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The evolution of a faraway star system

Scientists seize the rare chance to watch it unfold.

the disc scatters and disappears
Young stars with orbiting planets, like the Ds Tuc binary system, are surrounded by dense discs of gas and dust – the raw materials for creating planets. Over time, the disc scatters and disappears, making new planets visible to outside observers. Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech
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