HONOLULU (AP) - A University of Hawaii astronomer has captured the first direct image of a planet forming around a star.
The Institute for Astronomy says Adam Kraus used Keck telescopes on Mauna Kea to find the planet. He was working with Michael Ireland from Macquarie University and the Australian Astronomical Observatory.
The planet is 450 light years away from Earth and is being built by dust and gas. It's the youngest planet ever found.