Astronomers Capture Birth of Planets


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Astronomers using the Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA) in Chile have captured an image of planets forming. The image shows a planetary system forming in HL Tau, a star 450 light years away.

Scientists have known there was an embryonic planet orbiting the star, but they hadn’t been able to observe it being formed.

“When we first saw this image, we were astounded at the spectacular level of detail. HL Tauri…appears to be full of forming planets. This one image alone will revolutionize theories of planet formation,” said Catherine Vlahakis, ALMA Deputy Program Scientist.  [Popular Science]

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