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Stars Can Be Late Parents

By David Reneke

Astronomers weigh a proto-planetary disk while miners set their sights on passing asteroids for gold and other valuable minerals.

David Reneke is an astronomy lecturer and teacher, a feature writer for major Australian newspapers and magazines, and a science correspondent for ABC and commercial radio. Subscribe to David’s free Astro-Space newsletter at

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