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The birth of exoplanets

The birth of exoplanets


Located at an altitude of 2,500 metres on the Bure plateau in the Alps, the Noema international observatory is the most powerful radio telescope in the northern hemisphere. Thanks to the data collected by its twelve antennas pointed in the same direction, astronomers can study the disks of gas and dust that precede the birth of stars and their planets.

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