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New Planet Found Forming 335 Light Years Away

We may be witnessing the birth of a new world.

An international team of scientists recently published a paper about an amazing find. While investigating a "proto-planetary disk," a disk of gas and dust swirling around a new star that has the potential to become planets, they stumbled upon what appears to be a planet in the process of forming from this cosmic soup.

The researchers are observing the disk using a technique called spectro-astronomy, which involves plotting the changes in moving...
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