It happens more than 520 light years from Earth in the charioteer's constellation. What's going on there? Scientists believe that they first discovered a "birth". Astronomers have caught what they calculate is the birth of a new planet. The discovery was made with the Very Large Telescope (VLT), a telescope system from the European Southern Observatory located on a mountain near Antofagasta in Chile.
The research was published in the journal on Wednesday Astronomy & astrophysics. It indicates that the photo may be the first direct evidence of a phenomenon of this kind. Astronomers state that the image shows a spiral structure with a "fold" near the center. This indicates that it is about the formation of a new world.
according to Astronomy & astrophysics, The ribbons that can be seen are "an impressive spiral of dust". The reason is that the baby planet is trying to "kick" the gas from the star system. AB Aurigae is a young star surrounded by a thick disk of cold gas and dust. Astronomers say they are suitable ingredients for the formation of a planet.
«We have to watch very young systems to really capture the moment planets form "Says Anthony Boccaletti. He directs the study at the Paris Observatory of the PSL University in France. Until now, astronomers have been unable to take sufficiently sharp and deep images of these young discs to find the" twist "that marks the location, where a baby planet could appear.
According to NASA, the particles that surround these young stars are only 1/50 the diameter of a human hair. But gravitational forces bind gas and dust together. And sometime between 1 and 10 million years later, all of this collision leads to a planetary body.
Scientists have seen "baby" planets on other occasions. However, it is believed that this is the first time that they have managed to capture the birth of a new planet.