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Scientists Capture First Birth Of A Planet

Photographs of a young planet orbiting a star provide useful information about how planets form and grow.
When she saw photos of the young planet PDS 70 b, "It looked so clear," says Miriam Keppler, who led a team in the discovery. Source: ESO/A. Muller et al.

An international team of scientists has discovered a young planet — just 5 or 6 million years old — forging its own path through space and likely growing along the way.

The scientists captured a photograph, which they say is

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