Baby planet born to proud planetary disk mother observed by astronomers using new method

The baby planet is 518 lightyears from Earth.

Artist’s illustration of a small Saturn-like planet discovered in the system LkCa 15. The planet resides within dense rings of dust and gas that surround a bright yellow star. Material accumulates in a clump and arc-shape, about 60 degrees away from the planet. Note: This illustration is not to scale. Credit: M. Weiss/Centre for Astrophysics | Harvard & Smithsonian.