Three baby planets have been found in our own galaxy by pioneering scientists.

They are the youngest planets ever seen, and represent a discovery that is “at the frontier of science”. Researchers used a breakthrough new technique to find the newly-formed worlds around a young star relatively close to our own.

They now hope they can find yet more of the strange worlds, using the same technique. And the discovery could shed lights on how planets form at their very earliest stages.

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