Birth Of A Planet 553 Light Years Away Accidentally Spotted By Scientist

September 9, 2014 7:31 PM

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Researchers accidently discovered a planet forming around a star 553 light years away.

A U.S, Naval Research Laboratory (NRL) team looked at a protoplanetary disk (a large disk of material orbiting a newborn star from which a planetary system can form) around a star known as HD 100546. They were studying warm gas within the disk using a technique called spectro-astrometry, which allow...

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