Planets in formation

in #science4 months ago (edited)

This is a picture of the first ever planetary forming disc taken.

Its a pic of the star Beta Pictoris, from the constellation of Pictor between Dorado and Puppis.

This is a pretty young star system and planets are still in the process of formation in this disk of material.


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This an actual shot of one of the visible planets orbiting around the sun.

Beta Pictoris system annotated.jpg
By ESO/A.-M. Lagrange et al. - https://www.eso.org/public/images/eso0842b/, CC BY 4.0, Link