The young AB Aurigae star showing the

An international team of astronomers led by Anthony Boccaletti of the Observatoire de Paris has found what may be the first images of a planet being born. Based on observations by the European Southern Observatory’s Very Large Telescope (ESO’s VLT), images of the young star AB Aurigae located 520 light-years away in the constellation of Auriga show a "twist" in the dust and gas cloud surrounding the star that indicate the presence of a planet being formed.

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