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Published September 12, 1996 | public
Journal Article

Circumstellar disks and the search for neighbouring planetary systems


The recent discoveries of planets orbiting several 'mature' stars bring new life to the question of just how common other planetary systems might be. Observations of very young stars provide a way to address this question and suggest that a significant number of such stars harbour conditions appropriate for the formation of planetary systems like our own.

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© 1996 Nature Publishing Group. We profited form discussions with D. Black, D. Koerner, G. Marcy, M. Mayor, M. Meyer, G. Morfill, R. Mundt, D. Padgett, K. Stapelfeldt, F. Shu and H. Volk. We thank the referees for their many suggestions that improved the original manuscript.

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