Telescopes capture best-ever image of planetary formation

November 7, 2014 3:36 PM

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The ALMA telescopes located in Chile's Atacama Desert have captured the best-ever image of planets forming around an infant star, the Virginia-based National Radio Astronomy Observatory, or NRAO, said.

This image from the Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array, a set of 66 radio telescopes, reveals in unprecedented detail the formation of planets around the white dwarf star HL Tau, which is located 450 light years from Earth in the Taurus constellation.

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