A ‘pre-teen’ exoplanet with two suns

Studying a planetary system in development.

the disc scatters and disappears
Young stars with orbiting planets, like the Ds Tuc binary system, are surrounded by dense discs of gas and dust – the raw materials for creating planets. Over time, the disc scatters and disappears, making new planets visible to outside observers. Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech