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ESO eso1310: The Birth of a Giant Planet? — Candidate protoplanet spotted inside its stellar womb. Astronomers using ESO’s Very Large Telescope have obtained what is likely the first direct observation of a forming planet still embedded in a thick disc of gas and dust. If confirmed, this discovery will greatly improve our understanding of how ...

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28 February 2013

Astronomers using ESO’s Very Large Telescope have obtained what is likely the first direct observation of a forming planet still embedded in a thick disc of gas and dust. If confirmed, this discovery will greatly improve our understanding of how planets form and allow astronomers to test the current theories against an observable target.

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http://www.eso.org/public/news/eso1310/

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Space Scoop - the children's version of this release is available at: http://www.eso.org/public/news/eso1310/kids/

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The ESO Education and Public Outreach Department
28 February 2013




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