Can A Planet Form 7.5bm From It’s Star?

According To NASA It Can

The Hubble Telescope has caught sight of a planet forming even though it’s an unusually long distance away from its home star (Sun).  The compelling evidence is challenging current theories about planet formation.

Over 900 planets have been found and confirmed outside our own solar system. But this one is unique. This one is orbiting around a red dwarf known as TW Hydrae.  Located 176 light-years away from Earth in the constellation Hydra the Sea Serpent, this diminutive dwarf is a popular star to watch.

NASA reported:
Hubble’s keen vision detected a mysterious gap in a vast protoplanetary disk of gas and dust swirling around TW Hydrae. The gap is 1.9 billion miles wide and the disk is 41 billion miles wide. The gap’s presence likely was caused by a growing, unseen planet that is gravitationally sweeping up material and carving out a lane in the disk, like a snow plow.

Photo by NASA

Photo by NASA

Read more about this new possible planet at NASA’s Hubble Uncovers Evidence of Farthest Planet Forming From its Star.


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