Scientists find birth of possible tiniest known Solar System

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Scientists say they have discovered a tiny “failed star” possibly in the process of forming a solar system a hundredth the size of our own.
The researchers used a combination of ground-based and orbiting telescopes to make the find.
They said the “failed star,” less than one-hundredth the weight of the Sun, is the smallest known star-like object to harbor what seems to be a surrounding disk of debris. This material could evolve into tiny planets.

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