ALMA (ESO/NAOJ/NRAO), Yen et al.


Psychedelic Gas Rings Reveal Baby Planets

New observations by the world's most powerful radio observatory of a very young star confirm it's birthing a system of baby exoplanets.

May 26, 2016
7:00 AM EDT
ALMA image of the dust disk around HL Tauri. | ALMA (ESO/NAOJ/NRAO)
HCO+ gas (blue) and dust (red) distributions in the disk around HL Tauri. The ellipses show the locations of the gaps. | ALMA (ESO/NAOJ/NRAO), Yen et al.