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In a discovery, an international team of astronomers has used a new technique to discover three infant planets which are around the newborn star, and they are incredible in finding that they are affirming long-held assumptions for the planet formation.

Usually, exoplanets are detected when they move in front of the host star, and the result was like a dimming effect, and the gravity causes a host star to jiggle very lightly. These type of techniques are not well to study of the protoplanetary disks, and they are filled with rocks gas and dust. The problem arises for the scientists when they like to detect the protoplanets, and the theory was that the planets are from within the disks and the astronomers have not seen them in this process.

The two teams of astronomers have detected about three infant planets with the help of using the Atacama Large Millimeter/ submillimeter Array (ALMA) in Chile which is around HD 163296, which is a young star and it is located about 330 light years from Earth. This star is now the twice of the size of Sun and at about 4 million years old which is just one in a thousandth of the sun age. To detect a new planet, astronomers have detected a new technique that will help in detecting the anomalous patterns of flowing gas which was within the planet-forming disks.

The research team was led by Richard Teague, who is an astronomer at the University of Michigan, has found a pair of Jupiter-massed protoplanets which are located at about 7.4 billion miles and 13 billion miles from the host star which is about 80 and 140 times the distance from the Earth to the Sun.

Astronomer Christopher Pinte along with his team from Monash University in Clayton, Australia and has found a planet and they are around 24 billion miles from the host star or 260 AU. All the three planets are embedded within HD 1632296 protoplanetary disk.

Ashwin Singh
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