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Most of the material from protoplanetary discs could end up in interstellar space

When a new star is born, it is surrounded by a disc of material. From this matter are created small planetesimals and later planets and other bodies like moons, comets and asteroids. According to a new study it is possible that more than a half of this material could end up in space between stars, as orphan planets or interstellar asteroids.

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