A planet may be forming in the habitable zone of an alien sun
March 31, 2016 - Uncategorized
A young sunlike star about 176 light-years away may have its own planet in an Earth-like orbit someday.
Scientists using the Atacama Large Millimeter/Submillimeter Array (ALMA) in Chile have found evidence of what may be a planet forming in an Earth-like orbit around the star TW Hydrae.
The researchers discovered a gap in the star’s planet-forming disk that is about the same distance from TW Hydrae as the Earth is from the sun.