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A new study shows evidence of another planet


A new study by astronomers at the Center for Astrophysics has shown evidence of another planet.

The newly discovered planet in the neighbourhood is around the size of Neptune or Saturn.


As per the findings of the report, the planet is said to be around one to three million years old.

Planets are created in protoplanetary discs, which are bands of gas and dust that encircle newly formed, young stars.


It is difficult to observe genuine planetary birth and development.

Astronomers at the Center for Astrophysics have created a pioneering method to find these hard-to-spot planets.

The LkCa 15 protoplanetary disc, situated in the Taurus constellation 518 light years away, has been revisited by researchers at the University of Hawaii’s Hawaii Institute for Theoretical Astrophysics (HIAS).

Researchers believe they now have “smoking gun” proof of a Neptune or Saturn like planet hiding in the disc.

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