Clearest image to date provides detailed view of planets formation process

November 7, 2014 8:04 AM

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A group of astronomers have snapped the best photo ever taken of planets forming around an infant star.

This revolutionary new image, which is a part of the testing and verification process for the Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array's (ALMA) new high-resolution capabilities, reveals in astonishing detail the planet-forming disk surrounding HL Tau, a Sun-like star located approximately 450 li...

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