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First Images Ever Taken of a Planet Being Formed, 450 Light-Years From Earth (sydney.edu.au) 36

Zothecula writes: Of the many new exoplanets discovered over the past two decades, all have been identified as established, older planets – none have been acknowledged as newly-forming protoplanets. Now scientists working at the Keck observatory have spied just such a planet in the constellation of Taurus, some 450 light-years from Earth (abstract), that is only just beginning its life, collecting matter and spinning into a brand new world.

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First Images Ever Taken of a Planet Being Formed, 450 Light-Years From Earth

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  • by Nidi62 ( 1525137 ) on Friday November 20, 2015 @12:48PM (#50970393)
    Just please don't send some ships out there to investigate it. While pocket lasers would be cool, we really don't need a millenia-long interstellar war.
  • by Anonymous Coward

    I didn't see any shit, only a few dots, and some drawen animation, you call that sience ?

    • I didn't see any shit, only a few dots, and some drawen animation, you call that sience ?

      No we call it science.

  • If only Nicolaus Copernicus could have been around when this happened. Oh wait...he was...

  • These planets appear to have taken the form of gigantic squares!

  • They do realize the planet was forming 450 years ago right?

    • by wbr1 ( 2538558 )
      You do realize that the accretion phase lasts hundreds of thousands of years right?

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