This missing link was found in the form of a kilometre sized object beyond the orbit of Neptune
By simulating the movement of dust as it moves through gas shows how larger clumps of material form, eventually leading to the formation of planets
This young planet is shaping its host primordial disk and its atmosphere appears to be cloudy
Courtesy of a Very Large Telescope instrument, there has now been an influx of fantastic images unmasking the dusty discs that surround young stars
Sharp new observations have revealed striking features in planet-forming regions around young stars
Astronomers have taken a new, detailed look at the very early stages of planet formation embedded in a binary star’s protoplanetary disc
Lumps of rock in the process of forming planets have been detected for the very first time
Is it possible for life to exist around massive stars?
Could the disc of gas and dust surrounding a star 335 light years away be the construction yard for a planet?