August 9, 2006U
sing the European Southern Observatory's New Technology at La Silla, Chile, astronomers have identified two planetary-mass objects, or planemos, that orbit each other without a star. This week, Astronomy
speaks with Ray Jayawardhana, leader of the team that found this odd pairing. He shares his unique, firsthand experience from the discovery, sheds light on how this could influence our understanding of planetary formation, and discusses where the team goes from here.
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