This image shows a huge planet outside the solar system feeding material around a young star.
The National Aeronautics and Space Administration’s (NASA) Hubble Space Telescope gave astronomers the appearance of a rare Jupiter-sized planet still forming. The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) shared an image of an exoplanet, a planet outside the solar system, on the official social media page of the Hubble Telescope.
The exoplanet is called PDS 70b and it feeds on the material that surrounds the young star. NASA said on social media that the solar alien has grown 5 million years (“a fairly young age of the planets”) to its current size. The image shows a red-hot planet emitting electrical sparks, and its other end is connected to the surrounding halo as if the planet sucked in from the outside like a tube.
“These Hubble observations have helped us understand how the gas giant planets formed around the Sun 4.6 billion years ago,” NASA added.
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NASA explained that PDS 70b shows how it accumulates mass from the material that fell into its huge world. This system, the beginning of the exoplanet and its infancy, is located 370 light-years from Earth in the constellation Centaurus. NASA said in a blog post that these observations will provide information about the giant planets that formed around the sun 4.6 billion years ago.