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.

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

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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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