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Hubble finds a new Jupiter-like planet forming in an unusual way: NASA

07/04/2022 03:11 PM | Click to read full article

The Hubble Space Telescope has photographed a Jupiter-like protoplanet forming through a process that researchers have described as “intense and violent”.

According to NASA, this discovery supports a long-debated theory called “disk instability,” which tries to explain how planets similar to Jupiter are formed.