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Astronomers peer into the ‘amniotic sac’ of a planet-hosting star

14 September 2015 Astronomy Now

An international team of astronomers have successfully peered through the ‘amniotic sac’ of an embryonic star to observe the innermost region of a burgeoning solar system for the first time. The magnitude +6.8 star, which is called HD 100546 or KR Muscae, lies 325 light-years away in the far southern constellation Musca.