Baby Exoplanet Forming Around Dwarf Star Photographed By Astronomers For First Time

In a major astronomical development, a group of researchers took direct images of a baby exoplanet in the process of becoming a gas-giant several times more massive than Jupiter. The newborn world, now named PDS 70b, was found orbiting a 5.4 million-year-old dwarf star called PDS 70, some 370 light years away from Earth. The stellar body was already suspected of having a planet in its vicinity, but the theory was not confirmed until researchers from Max Planck Institute for Astronomy,

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