It’s a Planet: New Evidence of Baby Planet in the Making

Client: Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics
Date: 2022
Caption: Artist’s illustration of a small Saturn-like planet discovered in the system LkCa 15. The planet resides within dense rings of dust and gas that surround a bright yellow star. Material accumulates in a clump and arc-shape, about 60 degrees away from the planet. Note: This illustration is not to scale.
Credit: M.Weiss/Center for Astrophysics | Harvard & Smithsonian