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Sowing the Seeds of Planets? Artist Concept

NASA/JPL-Caltech2005-10-20

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This artist concept shows microscopic crystals in the dusty disk surrounding a brown dwarf, or failed star. The crystals, made up of a green mineral found on Earth called olivine, are thought to help seed the formation of planets.

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  • Title: Sowing the Seeds of Planets? Artist Concept
  • Creator: NASA/JPL-Caltech
  • Date Created: 2005-10-20
  • Rights: JPL

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