This could be the first direct evidence of a planet being born

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The news: Astronomers have made what are possibly the first ever observations of a planet in the process of being born. The newly-released images are of a very young star system called AB Aurigae, about 520 light-years away. They feature a massive disc of swirling gas and dust. The disc features a prominent twist that could indicate where a new planet is being born. The findings were reported today in the journal Astronomy & Astrophysics

How did they make the discovery: AB Aurigae was observed a few years ago through the Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array in Chile. Those images showed

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