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|Two huge planets found orbiting a star 375 light-years away are the oldest alien worlds yet discovered, scientists say. With an estimated age of 12.8 billion years, the host star--and thus the planets--most likely formed at the dawn of the universe, less than a billion years after the big bang. 'The Milky Way itself was not completely formed yet,' said study leader Johny Setiawan, who conducted the research while at the Max-Planck Institute for Astronomy in Heidelberg, Germany.|
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