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Binary Red Dwarf star discovered to have a very old planetary disk. Why haven't planets already formed around it?

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Ancient Protoplanetary Disk Detected (Jul 2005)[]

The oldest protoplanetary disk was discovered around the two stars in the system. This begs the question, "why haven't planets already formed and cleared out the disk?"
http://www.cfa.harvard.edu/press/2005/pr200525.html
http://space.newscientist.com/article/dn7694--oldest-dust-disc-challenges-planet-theories.html

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