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Alien moon captured being born 370 light years away in stunning picture – Mirror Online
Scientist have captured the spectacular moment a moon is born in what is believed to be a world-first.
A picture from the ALMA Observatory in Chile shows a red disk of dust surrounding a planet some 370 light years away.
The circle of gas and dust, known as circumplanetary disk, is of an identical structure to that believed to have given birth to Jupiter’s moons.
The image from space came about as scientists used an array of radio telescopes to observe the PDS 70 c planet, a still-forming gas giant orbiting the PDS 70 star.
“It’s quite possible there might be planet-size moons in formation around it,” study leader Andrea Isella of Rice University says in a statement .