The VLT telescope photographed the birth of a planet from a star in the constellation Auriga
Astronomers using the VLT telescope, photographed the birth of a new planet from a star in the constellation Auriga. Scientists believe that we are talking about the formation of the giant structure.
The images obtained confirmed the information collected earlier by other experts who provided information about the development of the gas and dust disk. Scientists in 2017, the used equipment the ALMA Observatory. Now astronomers have identified the presence of specific helical structure with a bend. We are talking about the formation of a newborn planet, experts say. Today in science there are thousands of exoplanets, but no information on how these bodies are formed in the first stage of their origin.
To determine the onset of formation of solid planets from the dust cloud of high concentration is a very important point. Monitoring will continue to track the development process of young stars, said Anthony Boccaletti, lead author of the study from the Paris Observatory in MEUDON.