SPHERE image of the newborn planet PDS 70b

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The first clear image of a planet caught in the very act of formation around the dwarf star PDS 70. The planet stands clearly out, visible as a bright point to the right of the centre of the image, which is blacked out by the coronagraph mask used to block the blinding light of the central star. Image: ESO/A. Müller et al.

Newborn star

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