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Astronomers witness baby planet being born for first time

Astronomers have - for the very first time - directly witnessed a baby planet being born. Using observations from the European Southern Observatory's Very Large Telescope, the researchers found telltale signs of new planetary life within a dense disc of dust and gas around the young star AB Aurigae. Download the Ground News app for an innovative way to read news about Science, Politics, and thousands of other topics.
Astronomers witness baby planet being born for first time
11 months ago|Paris, France

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Super telescope image records unprecedented signs of planet birth

Scientists were watching a young star named AB Aurigae, which is 520 light years from Earth, when they noticed a dense disk of dust and gas swirling around it.

11 months ago|United Kingdom
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Astronomers spot likely first evidence of a new planet being born

Researchers observe swirling disc around AB Aurigae star, suggesting new world forming

11 months ago|London, United Kingdom
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For first time, scientists spot an alien planet as it is being formed

Astronomers have gazed into what appears to be a planetary maternity ward, observing for the first time within a huge disk of dense gas and dust surrounding a newly formed star a planet in the process of being born.

11 months ago|United Kingdom
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Astronomers spot evidence of a baby planet in a young star system

Astronomers believe they have observed the first direct evidence of planet birth in a young star system 520 light-years away.

11 months ago|Atlanta, United States
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Scientists claim to have seen the first direct evidence of a baby planet being born

New images show trademark 'twist' that suggests another world is emerging

11 months ago|London, United Kingdom
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For first time, scientists spot an alien planet as it is being formed

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Astronomers have gazed into what appears to be a planetary maternity ward, observing for the first time within a huge disk of dense gas and dust surrounding a newly formed star a planet in the process of being born.

11 months ago|Malaysia
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Scientists using Very Large Telescope for the first time observe a new planet being formed

Scientists believe that for the first time they have been able to observe — within a huge disk of dense gas and dust surrounding a newly formed star — a planet in the process of being born.

11 months ago|Australia
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Baby planet alert: Scientists think there's a new celestial body in the works

Images from the ESO's Very Large Telescope show signs of planet formation around a young star.

11 months ago|New York, United States
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Astronomers witness baby planet being born for first time

A telltale twist in the spiral of cold gas and dust surrounding a distant plant is where astronomers believe the planet is.

11 months ago|United Kingdom
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Astronomers find first direct evidence of a planet being born

A photo issued by the European Southern Observatory (ESO) showing the disc around the young AB Aurigae star featuring a ‘twist’, which marks the spot where a new planet is being formed. (Credits: PA)Astronomers believe they may have found the first direct evidence of a new planet being born.A dense disc of dust and gas has been spotted surrounding a young star called AB Aurigae, around 520 light years away from Earth.Using the European Southern …

11 months ago|London, United Kingdom
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