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Missing-link in planet evolution found

Artist’s impression of the newly discovered object. Credit: Ko Arimatsu

Missing-link in planet evolution found

For the first time ever, astronomers have detected a 1.3 km radius body at the edge of the solar system. Kilometer-sized bodies like the one discovered have been predicted to exist for more than 70 years. These objects acted as an important step in the planet formation process between small initial amalgamations of dust and ice and the planets we see today.

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