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Never-Before-Seen Stage of Planetary Birth Revealed

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Disk of gas and cosmic dust

This artists impression shows the disk of gas and cosmic dust around the young star HD 142527.

Credit: ALMA (ESO/NAOJ/NRAO)/M. Kornmesser (ESO)

Astronomers studying a newborn star have caught a detailed glimpse of planets forming around it, revealing a never-before seen stage of planetary evolution.

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