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Planet Nursery on Visual Deep Space Drones

    • Technology

The image is showing two planets in orbit around it’s parent star, only the second time a multi-planetary system has been captured using direct imaging.

The host star is called PDS 70, located 370 light years away. Its just a baby, only 6 million years old, a bit smaller than our sun, and is still building up steam from its surrounding accretion disk. This is all the stuff in a busy young solar system, that needs to get cleaned up. And that’s exactly what these two planets are doing.

The image is showing two planets in orbit around it’s parent star, only the second time a multi-planetary system has been captured using direct imaging.

The host star is called PDS 70, located 370 light years away. Its just a baby, only 6 million years old, a bit smaller than our sun, and is still building up steam from its surrounding accretion disk. This is all the stuff in a busy young solar system, that needs to get cleaned up. And that’s exactly what these two planets are doing.

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