Astronomers have long hypothesized that these circumplanetary discs exist, but it wasn’t until recent years that they actually spotted one in the universe.
But it wasn’t until now that further analysis and sharper visuals showed that the planet did, in fact, have a ring around it — the type of disc that forms moons.
These spinning discs of dust and gas are thought to form new orbiting bodies, like moons. Forming spheres suck up resources as they pack more densely and orbit around their home planet.
“PDS 70b and PDS 70c, which form a system reminiscent of the Jupiter-Saturn pair, are the only two exoplanets detected so far that are still in the process of being formed.”