HD 23514

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HD 23514 is a star in the Pleiades. It is a main-sequence star of class F6, and has been seen to have hot dust particles orbiting around it. These materials, otherwise known as planetesimals which orbit within a circumstellar disc, are evidence of possible planetary formation.[1]

The Star system itself is very young, in the 35~100 million years range,[1] meaning that it is very well likely at the stage of forming planets.

The star will be continuously studied to confirm whether or not it may be a potential candidate for planetary formation. These studies will be carried out by the Spitzer Space Telescope.[citation needed]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Rodriguez, David R.; Marois, Christian; Zuckerman, B.; Macintosh, Bruce; Melis, Carl (2012). "A Substellar Companion to the Dusty Pleiades Star HD 23514". The Astrophysical Journal 748 (1). doi:10.1088/0004-637X/748/1/30.