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VLT/SPHERE confirmation image of a newborn exoplanet

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.

- Alexandra Greenbaum

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Trio of Infant Planets Discovered around Newborn Star

Dr. Richard Teague is part of a team that has announced the detection of distinctive signs of planets in orbit around an infant star known as HD 163296.

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