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AB Aurigae

The very young star owns a dust disk with more than 1300 AU diameter, in which planets start to form right now. It even has a strong magnetic field, which a star of this kind normally shouldn't have.

Constellation: Auriga
Age: 2 - 4 million years
Distance: 469 light-years
Spectral class: A0
Mass: 2.7 * Sun

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    AB Aurigae
The star is covered to make the dust disk visible.
Photo: Nasa, Hubble Telescope

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