Astronomer captures image of planet being born

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  1. UltraAlanMagnus

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    Astronomer captures image of planet being born - The Globe and Mail

    Link says it all folks.

    Astronomers have captured the first direct image of a planet being born.

    Adam Kraus, of the University of Hawaii's Institute for Astronomy, said the planet is being formed out of dust and gas circling a 2-million-year-old star about 450 light years from Earth.

    The planet itself, based on scientific models of how planets form, is estimated to have started taking shape about 50,000 to 100,000 years ago.

    Oh, and the End of the World did not happen in Guam and Wellington. Thank You Time Zones.
     
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    Now we can embarrass it when it is a teenager...
     
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    Awesome.
     
  4. UltraAlanMagnus

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    A birth of New Planet not the end of one.
     
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    Space is beautiful and powerful. I'd love to get out there and see some of this stuff closer, but these pictures will do me nicely as a substitute :lol 
     
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    Real pic or it didn't... isn't happening.
     
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    Interesting.
     
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    Looks like Aernaroth wins the internet today.
     
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    Awesome.

    It's interesting how they come up with these conclusions.
     
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    The journal paper I linked is actually pretty good, though it's a little complex and goes pretty deep into the simulation they used.
     
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    That's what I meant when I said awesome. It's awesome to see a planet being born.

    Now we just wait until we give it the childhood trauma some of us have. :p 
     
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    Count me in. I just want to scare it.
     
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    The basis of this dispute is that the phenomenon in question only appears for roughly 100 seconds before disappearing, and many academics are convinced it is simply noise in the data compared to the overall phenomenon.


    That's how you get planets like Unicron, you jerks.
     
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    Thank you Hubble telescope.
     
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    WTF?