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WHA_312TH

An artist's animation of a protoplanetary disk, which will eventually turn into a solar system. In the center is a star. As the star grows, its gravitational pull draws in dust and gas from the surrounding molecular cloud to form a swirling disk called a 'protoplanetary disk.' This disk eventually further consolidates to form planets, moons, asteroids and comets.

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An artist's animation of a protoplanetary disk, which will eventually turn into a solar system. In the center is a star. As the star grows, its gravitational pull draws in dust and gas from the surrounding molecular cloud to form a swirling disk called a 'protoplanetary disk.' This disk eventually further consolidates to form planets, moons, asteroids and comets.