Scientists using the Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA) to study planet formation have made the first-ever detection of gas in a circumplanetary disk. The detection also suggests the presence of a very young exoplanet. The results of the research are published in The Astrophysical Journal Letters.
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Image: © ALMA (ESO/NAOJ/NRAO), A. Sierra (U. Chile). AS 209 is a young star in the Ophiuchus constellation that scientists have now determined is host to what may be one of the youngest exoplanets ever. Credit: ALMA (ESO/NAOJ/NRAO), A. Sierra (U. Chile)