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FN Tauri

The young red dwarf FN Tauri has the lightest dust disk discovered so far (February 2008). This stretches up to 260 AU away from its star and would be suitable to form Earth-sized and smaller planets.

Constellation: Taurus
Age: 100 000 years
Distance: 460 light-years
Spectral class: M5
Visual magnitude: 14.80
Mass: 0.1 * Sun

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02/19/2008

    FN Tauri
Graphic: Subaru Telescope, NAOJ

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