First confirmed image of newborn planet caught with ESO's VLT: Spectrum reveals cloudy atmosphere

First confirmed image of newborn planet caught with ESO's VLT: Spectrum reveals cloudy atmosphere

SPHERE, a planet-hunting instrument on ESO's Very Large Telescope, has captured the first confirmed image of a planet caught in the act of forming in the dusty disc surrounding a young star. The young planet is carving a path through the primordial disc of gas and dust around the very young star PDS 70. The data suggest that the planet's atmosphere is cloudy.

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