Monday, September 8, 2014

 Astrophysicists have claimed to have found evidence of of planet forming around a star called  HD100546 which is 335 light years from Earth, a diameter 2.5 times larger and is 30 times brighter than that of the sun. When the facts are examined as is often the case the reality does not live up to the head line or the claim being made.  No planetary body has actually been observed let alone one that can be considered to be forming. what has actually be been observed is a excess carbon monoxide emission  source who's velocity and position seems vary in a manner that indicates that it orbiting around the star. The claim of a forming is nothing  more than the hypothesis that the emission is a result of a circumplanetary disk of gas orbiting a gas giant about three time the size of Jupiter.

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