Astronomers directly observe one of the youngest planets to date | Engadget

Researchers will still need to use special optics to compensate for Earth's atmosphere, but they won't have to use the host star or other tricks to study the planet. As CBS News says, a University of Hawaii-led team has discovered 2M0437b, one of the youngest planets ever found at 'just' several million years old. The team hoped the imminent James Webb Space Telescope could help detect atmospheric gases and newly forming moons. Astronomers have spotted young planets before, but rarely this young or with such easy observation. As significant as 2M0437b might be now, it could be more important going forward.Please enter a valid email address It might not take much longer to glean more details, either.
Astronomers have spotted young planets before, but rarely this young or with such easy observation. As CBS Newssays, a University of Hawaii-led team has discovered 2M0437b, one of the youngest planet… [+1113 chars]