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I Image of a Newly Formed Planet in a Disk Around a Star

  1. Jul 3, 2018 #1


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    A new planet has been visualized in a protoplanetary disk around a star.

    It's the bright thing at about 4 o'clock. Star (PDS 70) is blocked out.

    Science magazine news article here.
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  3. Jul 3, 2018 #2


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    Heh. It was discovered by "Keppler".
  4. Jul 4, 2018 #3
    Amazing, thanks for the pic!

    But why is the planet bright? Is it on its way to becoming some sort of dwarf star and perhaps not a planet as such?

  5. Jul 4, 2018 #4


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    According to the article:
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