Video of the birth of a new planet

Astronomers have announced their success in capturing the first image of a planet still forming within the Milky Way galaxy.

The planet appeared as a bright spot in a photograph taken by a telescope of the Southern European Observatory in Chile, said Miriam Kepler of the Max Planck Institute of Astronomy in Germany.

The planet, located three billion kilometers from the star BDS 70, is a gas planet growing in size Jupiter, scientists said.

Scientists say the newborn planet has a cloudy atmosphere and has a surface temperature of about 1,000 degrees Celsius.

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