Oct 23, 2011

Astronomers Spot Birth Of Alien Planet for First Time | Exoplanets & Alien Solar Systems | Planet Formation & Keck Observatory
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Astronomers have photographed the youngest exoplanet ever found, spotting the alien world as it is still forming out of the dusty disk around its parent star, a new study reports. Researchers used Hawaii’s Keck Observatory to capture the first direct images of a planet in the process of forming around its star.

The newly born object, which astronomers are calling LkCa 15 b, appears to be a hot “protoplanet” that is sucking up a surrounding swath of cooler dust and gas. The new images from Keck reveal that the alien planet sits in a wide gap between its host star and an outer disk of dust, the researchers said.
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