Wednesday, April 6, 2022 at 5:00 p.m. – With the help of the Hubble telescope, scientists observed a phenomenon that challenged a hypothesis. A gigantic planet was born far, far away from its star. Explanation.
A violent phenomenon
The Hubble telescope observed a giant planet in formation. Scientists describe this observation as an “intense and violent” process. The birth of this planet defies the assumptions made by science regarding the formation of gas giants.
This would be about nine times the mass of Jupiter. It is at a distance of 8 billion kilometers from its star, about twice the distance of Pluto from the Sun. According to scientists, this planet arose quickly thanks to a massive accretion disk subjected to a great gravitational force.