Astronomers Spot Three Planets Around Distant Star

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Published on June 14, 2018 - Duration: 01:00s

Astronomers Spot Three Planets Around Distant Star

According to, three infant planets have been spotted orbiting a newborn star in a protoplanetary disk.

Situated about 300 light years from the Milky Way, the recently discovered disk of matter is forming a star called HD 163296.

Two independent teams of astronomers analyzed data from observations made by the Atacama Large Millimeter Array of the dense gas and dust surrounding the 4 million-year-old star, and found evidence of planets forming with carbon monoxide gas.

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