LkCa 15b: Astronomers Capture Image of Exoplanet Forming around Young Star

A team of astronomers has captured a photo of an extrasolar planet in the making. The exoplanet in question is LkCa 15b. It was discovered in 2011 by astronomers Adam Kraus and Michael Ireland using the Keck II telescope. LkCa 15b resides in a young, three-planet system called LkCa 15, approximately 450 light-years away in [...] —> Read More