Searching for the vanishing star
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Astronomers search for the vanishing star

Astronomers at the University of St Andrews have observed tantalising glimpses of how our own planet may have been born. They did it by watching the longest, deepest eclipse of a young star ever seen. It suggests planets are not born slowly but emerge relatively quickly and violently.

BBC Scotland science correspondent Kenneth Macdonald reports.

  • 08 Sep 2016