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HL Tau's protoplanetary disk is filled with multiple rings and gaps that herald emerging planets.

What the Taurus Constellation Can Teach Us About Our Solar System’s Birth

There are creationist theories, Big Bang theories, and even more temporarily defined hypotheses about how the planets of our solar system came to be, but modern research has yet to find conclusive empirical evidence to show us exactly how our solar system’s birth happened, 4.5 billion years ago. That is, until now!
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ALMA Imaging Reveals Emerging Planets in Nearby Taurus Constellation

Well it appears that the cosmic gestational period is over, and astronomers are catching a glimpse at what happens next. This week researchers at the Chilean Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA) observatory have revealed that in the constellation Taurus, that new life is forming—or at least new planets.
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