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Paper: Formation and Evolution of Planetary Systems: Placing Our Solar System in Context with Spitzer
Volume: 357, The Spitzer Space Telescope: New Views of the Cosmos
Page: 51
Authors: Meyer, M.R.; The FEPS legacy Science Team
Abstract: We summarize the progress to date of our Legacy Science Program entitled The Formation and Evolution of Planetary Systems (FEPS) based on observations obtained with the Spitzer Space Telescope during its first year of operation. In addition to results obtained from our ground–based preparatory program and our early validation program, we describe new results from a survey for near–infrared excess emission from the youngest stars in our sample as well as a search for cold debris disks around sun–like stars. We discuss the implications of our findings with respect to current understanding of the formation and evolution of our own solar system.
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