A young planet located 150 light-years away has given astrophysicists a rare chance to study a planetary system in the making. At 40 million years old, the gas giant DS Tuc Ab is considered a ‘pre-teen’ in planetary years. There are fewer than ten planets we know about that are this young. It is also … Continue reading A ‘pre-teen’ exoplanet with two suns
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