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Fraser
2013-Feb-28, 05:00 PM
Astronomers have taken what is likely the first-ever direct image of a planet that is still undergoing its formation, embedded in its “womb” of gas and dust. The protoplanet, about the size of Jupiter, is in the disc surrounding a young star, HD 100546, located 335 light-years from Earth. If this discovery is confirmed, astronomers [...]

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