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Spitzer Telescope Captures Images of Forming Planet

Image: Artist’s conception of LRLL 31 system, courtesty of NASA/JPL-CatlTech NASA’s Spitzer Telescope spent five months observing LRLL 31, a young star with a ring of materials orbiting it. Astronomers believe that it is in an early stage of planetary formation and that a sizeable lump in the ring system may be a protoplanet: One theory of [...]