First time in the history, astronomers observed the creation of a young star. Several small planets took part in this process of star formation.
The particular young star is located around 450 light years away from Earth. It is wrapped with an enormous cloud of dust and gas. Experts believed that this star is approximately a million years old.
Scientists captured this amazing view with the help of Atacama Large Millimeter/ submillimeter Array (ALMA).
Tony Beasley, controller of the entire ALMA operation stated that the new and incredible result offered an amazing view of the planet formation. It will certainly help the experts to comprehend the entire procedure of the formation of solar system.
Moreover, he expressed that this novel image can even beat the photos of NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope in terms of clarity. Normally, it is pretty difficult to examine stars that are covered with gas and dust. Fortunately, ALMA provided longer wavelength that stands between the electromagnetic spectrum and radio. It also unveiled some really unique images which also define the gaps present between the stars.
ALMA acquired the images of new planet formation through its antennas placed 9 miles apart. Moreover, experts informed that this “baseline” allow them to view even a coin situated at nearly 115 kilometer away.
Scientists called this new star “HL Tau”. It is situated in the collection of Taurus.