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Looking Skyward: A New Moon In A Distant Solar System

ALMA (ESO / NAOJ / NRAO) / Benisty et al.
This image shows the large dust ring that circles the star as well as the dusty glow around the planet PDS 70c.

Astronomers are watching what may be the formation of a new moon around a young planet 400 light years away. CAI's John Basile talks with Dr. Regina Jorgenson of the Maria Mitchell Observatory on Nantucket about how this could inform what we know about the formation of the Earth's moon.