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Old Feb 3rd, 2012, 01:49 PM       
And just like that, we have another hypothesis on planet-formation biting the dust. And in our own backyard (astronomically speaking, of course).

Planetary scientists have always felt that M-class dwarf stars would not be able to support a system of rocky worlds, mainly due to the dearth of heavier metals in the protostellar disks from which they formed. However, this system has, not one, but two super-Earths, and potentially one more, with a gas giant buried in the data somewhere. And, the neat thing is the star system is a trinary, which would make for some bitchin' sunsets.
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