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ESOcast 164 Light: ALMA Discovers Trio of Infant Planets (4K UHD)

13 Jun 2018, 14:00 UTC
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ALMA has uncovered convincing evidence that three young planets are in orbit around the infant star HD 163296. Using a new planet-finding technique, astronomers have identified three discrete disturbances in the young star’s gas-filled disc: the strongest evidence yet that newly formed planets are in orbit there. These are considered the first planets discovered with ALMA.

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