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WJLA, July 01, 2013

Daily Eye Wonder July 2013

A collection of some beautiful, strange, interesting, and fascinating pictures of weather, environment and space that might let you wonder.

New Planet Forming?

Astronomers using NASA's Hubble Space Telescope have found compelling evidence of a planet forming 7.5 billion miles away from its star, a finding that may challenge current theories about planet formation. Of the almost 900 planets outside our solar system that have been confirmed to date, this is the first to be found at such a great distance from its star. The suspected planet is orbiting the diminutive red dwarf TW Hydrae, a popular astronomy target located 176 light-years away from Earth in the constellation Hydra the Sea Serpent.

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