Hubble Space Telescope spots new planet?

A shadow has been spotted by NASA’s Hubble telescope sweeping across the face of a vast pancake—shaped gas—and—dust disk surrounding a young star may point to a new planet located 192 light—years away.

Although the planet itself is not casting the shadow, it is doing some heavy lifting by gravitationally pulling on material near the star and warping the inner part of the disk, researchers said.

The twisted, misaligned inner disk is casting its shadow across the surface of the outer disk.


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