noaoann16009 — Announcement
Giant Planet Discovered Around a Very Young Star
1 June 2016
In a rare find, astronomers have detected a young giant planet still embedded in its natal disk of gas and dust. The planet was detected by the wobble it induces in the star that it orbits. The discovery may lend new insights into how planets form. Spectra from the KPNO 2.1m and Mayall telescopes were used in the discovery.
- Read more in the Rice University Press Release.