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New world is just a big baby.

SCIENTISTS at Nasa have discovered what may be one of the youngest planets known to man.

The infrared Spitzer space telescope identified the planet which is thought to be a million years old,meaning it is a mere baby.

The object is in the constellation Taurus, 420 light-years away. Until now the youngest known planets observed have been several billion years old.

Our solar system is four-and-a- half billion years old.

Astronomer Ed Churchwell,of the University of Wisconsin, said the discovery ``knocked our socks off''.
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Publication:Daily Post (Liverpool, England)
Date:May 29, 2004
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