Telescope sees 'baby planet' forming around distant star

Telescope sees 'baby planet' forming around distant star

Astronomers using European Southern Observatory’s Very Large Telescope (VLT) have captured the birth of a planet around a star 520 light-years away. The image might not look like much at first glance. But among the swirling clouds of dust and gas is a little twist. That twist, astronomers hypothesize, is evidence of a planet forming as it rotates […]