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CoKu Tau 4

This T Tauri star possesses an extensive dust disk. In whose middle is not only the star, but a gap with a diameter of 10 AU. This gap to all appearances was caused by a planet, which formed out of this dust and gas. It would be the youngest planet known to us.

Constellation: Taurus
Age: 1 million years
Distance: 420 light-years
Spectral class: M1.5
Visual magnitude: 14.9

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05/13/2007

    CoKu Tau 4
Graphic: NASA/JPL-Caltech/R. Hurt (SSC-Caltech)

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