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Three baby planets hanging around a star discovered by astronomers

By Johnny Lieu

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Finding young planets in our galaxy is still very much at the forefront of science.

But with the help of the world’s most expensive ground-based telescope, two teams of astronomers are convinced they’ve found not one, but three baby planets.

The young planets orbit a star called HD 163296, which is located about 330 million light years away from us in the constellation of Sagittarius (The Archer).

It’s the first time the $1.4 billion Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA) telescope has discovered new planets, thanks to a special technique to help hunt them down. …

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