Exoplanet Could Change Theory on How Planets Form

What appears to be a planet about 176 light years away from Earth may cause scientists to rethink prevailing theories on how planets are formed.

The potential planet is orbiting the red dwarf star TW Hydrae. According to NASA, it is an astonishing 12 billion kilometers away from its star.

Scientists using NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope spotted a “mysterious gap” in the proto-planetary disk of gas and debris surrounding TW Hydrae. The gap is 3 billion kilometers wide and the disc itself is 66 …

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