First Photographs Of A Planet Forming

Astronomers have identified nearly 2,000 planets outside of our Solar System, but we’ve never witnessed the birth and formation of new planets until now.

Leveraging Arizona’s Large Binocular Telescope and the Magellan Telescope in Chile, astronomers were able to get images of this emerging exoplanet for the very first time.

Orbiting a star known as LkCa15, this planet is forming 450 light years away from Earth.