With the help of four different telescopes, astronomers landed 15 spectacular pictures, only hundreds of light-years away from our solar system.
Astronomers have captured captivating photographs of the new planet closest to Earth. This eclipse under construction is located only a few hundred light-years away. Astronomers believe that this young planet maybe something like Earth. With the help of these pictures, clues of the origin of other Earth-like planets can be found.
Solar System being formed around a young star: An international team of astronomers has detected this planet being formed around a young star. The name of this star is HD 45677, and the new planet is located about 77 crore kilometers away from it. This distance is equal to the distance between the Sun and Jupiter in our solar system. They used the very large telescope of the European Southern Observatory in Chile to capture 15 images of the planet’s interior edges.
A balloon of gas and dust can be clearly seen around it.
Photos are more explicit than before: Astronomers said that such photos were also taken first, but this is much cleaner than previously captured images. The team of astronomers has also used a mathematical model to organize parts of the disk. Explained that this is the same technique by which the pictures of black holes were captured for the first time.
How they find new planets: In these images, astronomers saw bright spots forming due to instability in the rings, indicating that a planet is about to be built. Astronomers reported that protoplanetary disks (rings) consist of a group of stars. The particles of dust in the disk combine together to form Earth-like planets.
The problem was caused by light: The lead author of Belgium’s KU Leuven said that we have to stop the starlight from capturing pictures. Because we were having trouble seeing their specifics, rocky planets such as Earth are believed to form in the inner regions of the protoplanetary disk. Many photographs were taken prior to this study, as well. But it could not capture the details. He said that to our surprise, we have such pictures for the first time.