ExtremeTech Access
Published in

ExtremeTech Access

Astronomers Detect Moon-Forming Disc Around Another Planet

by Ryan Whitwam

The sky is full of stars, and for the first time in human history, we know what’s orbiting some of them. There are more than 4,000 confirmed exoplanets, but just a few have been directly imaged. A young gas giant called PDS 70c is one of them, and now astronomers using the Atacama Large Millimetre/submillimeter Array (ALMA) have spotted something…




All the cutting-edge chip news, software updates, and future science of ExtremeTech, distilled into an easy-to-read format.

Recommended from Medium

To the moon and back. In a soda can.

The First Ever Photo of A Black Hole

Weekly Recap: March 21–27

Boeing Reportedly Delaying Crew Capsule Flight by Months

Us: A rarity of cosmic proportions

Chinese Rocket Plummeting to Earth Creates Global Danger

Ingenuity Mars Helicopter Completes Ninth and Toughest Flight

NASA: Asteroid Could Still Hit Earth in 2068

Get the Medium app

A button that says 'Download on the App Store', and if clicked it will lead you to the iOS App store
A button that says 'Get it on, Google Play', and if clicked it will lead you to the Google Play store


ExtremeTech is the Web’s top destination for news and analysis of emerging science and technology trends, and important software, hardware, and gadgets.

More from Medium

NASA Captures First Glimpse of Venus’ Surface in Visible Light

Fly Your Name Around the Moon on NASA’s Artemis 1

The Internet in Space? The Future of Living in Space with Paul Albert-Lebrun

The James Webb: A Pitch Perfect Deployment