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October 24, 2011

Youngest planet seen as it's forming

A newly froming star was captured by an astronomer. The astronomer combined the power of the 10-meter Keck telescopes to capture the process of still-forming planet.
The process of young gas building up and sucking the dust and the gas around it is very interesting and delightful.


Posted by suekm at October 24, 2011 01:40 AM


This is a very exciting development! Being able to see the youngest planet on record forming would be very helpful too see what truly happens in the beginning, if only this process didn't take millions of years.

Posted by: jsatonik at October 25, 2011 10:59 AM

Do we know the contents of gas building up is similar to the possible gas that formed Earth?

Posted by: buruken at October 25, 2011 08:43 PM

It would be pretty awesome to see a video of this happening....only if people can live long enough to see he whole person in live time

Posted by: duymo at October 26, 2011 02:21 PM

I find the formation and the death of stars to be very fascinating, especially because many stars we see now have already died, and we are seeing the past, and it is crazy to think about how the stars that are just now forming before our eyes will eventually become the past for future people.

Posted by: leslieku at October 28, 2011 02:37 PM

it's gonna go same process as how our solar was formed, but we wont know how many terrestrial or jovian planets will be form from that forming star.

Posted by: sangsong at October 28, 2011 07:32 PM

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