Author Archives: Julie Freydlin

About Julie Freydlin

Julie Freydlin is a freelance writer based in New Jersey.

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First Confirmed Image of Newborn Planet

Astronomers using a new instrument on the Very Large Telescope in Chile have directly imaged a newborn planet. Our understanding of planet formation is often shrouded in theoretical models. But now, scientists have directly observed a new planet in the gaseous disk around a young star about 370 light-years from Earth. The search for new…