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LkCa 15 b

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Planets forming around star LkCa 15

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Birth of Planets!

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Planet Seen Forming For The First Time - HD

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ASTRONOMERS CAPTURE FOR THE FIRST TIME THE BIRTH OF AN EXOPLANET NOVEMBER 19, 2015

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LkCa 15b – El nacimiento de un nuevo sistema solar

LkCa 15 b is a candidate protoplanetary object in orbit around LkCa 15, a star in the Taurus-Auriga Star Forming Region. It was discovered by direct imaging techniques using the Keck II telescope in 2011 by Adam Kraus and Michael Ireland. A 2015 study of observations from the Magellan Telescopes and the Large Binocular Telescope argued that the planet is forming though accretion. It is the first observed exoplanet seen in the process of active accretion.
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