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Astronomers confirm existence of two giant newborn planets

Written by  Monday, 18 May 2020 02:53
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Kamuela HI (SPX) May 19, 2020
New evidence shows the first-ever pictures capturing the birth of a pair of planets orbiting the star PDS 70 are in fact authentic. Using a new infrared pyramid wavefront sensor for adaptive optics (AO) correction at W. M. Keck Observatory on Maunakea in Hawaii, a Caltech-led team of astronomers applied a new method of taking family photos of the baby planets, or protoplanets, and confirme

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