Astronomers using the SPHERE instrument on ESO’s Very Large Telescope captured the first clear image of a planet caught in the act of forming in the dusty disc surrounding a young star. The young planet is carving a path through the primordial disc of gas and dust around the very young star PDS 70. The data suggest that the planet’s atmosphere is cloudy.

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Directed by: Nico Bartmann.
Editing: Nico Bartmann.
Web and technical support: Mathias André and Raquel Yumi Shida.
Written by: Calum Turner and Mariya Lyubenova.
Music: Tim Turusov (turusov.com).
Footage and photos: ESO, UHD Team, N. Risinger (skysurvey.org), DSS, L. Calçada, spaceengine.org and M. Kornmesser.
Executive producer: Lars Lindberg Christensen.

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