Astronomers spot spiral arms swirling around a young star, offering clues to early planet formation

Thursday, September 29, 2016 - 21:01 in Astronomy & Space

An international team of astronomers has discovered what might be the first evidence of density-driven spiral arms in the gas and dust around a still-forming star. The findings, described in the journal Science, could offer an unprecedented glimpse at a key stage in a young star’s life, and may...

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