Newly Discovered Planet is Still Being Formed | ESO Space Science Astronomy HD Video

Archived Photo: Needle Galaxy Edge on and Up Close. SOURCE NASA (Public-Domain)

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Published on Mar 3, 2013

Visit my website at http://www.junglejoel.com – astronomers observing a disc of gas and dust around the young star HD 100546, located 335 light-years from Earth, have discovered what seems to be a planet in the process of being formed. This protoplanet candidate is a gas giant, similar to Jupiter – though still embedded in the disc of material around the young star. This video animation is a hypothetical fly-through of the HD 100546 system. Please rate and comment, thanks!
Credits: ESO L. Calçada

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