protoplanetary disks

New Technique Reveals Hidden Infant Planets Orbiting A Newborn Star

New Technique Reveals Hidden Infant Planets Orbiting A Newborn Star

Since the 1990s, scientists have detected thousands of exoplanets orbiting distant stars, but the discovery of baby protoplanets embedded within stellar expanses of gas and dust has proven to be a challenge. An international team of astronomers has used a new technique to finally discover not one, but three infant…