Looking inside ourselves and out at the world
Independent and neutral with regard to all political and religious orientations,® aims to promote awareness of the major democratic principles on which tolerance is based.

Astronomers Capture Image of Newborn Planet

Astronomers say they’ve captured the first photo of a planet being born. Writing in the journal Nature, researchers from the University of Arizona and Sydney University in Australia say they’ve captured the new planet being formed around the young star LkCa15, some 450 light-years away. The researchers were curious about an “inner clearing, or gap” in the protoplanetary disk circling the star. These disks contain debris left over from the formation of the star, and astronomers think...

Read complete article
© Voice of America -

Follow us on ...
Facebook Twitter