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The youngest exoplanet detected by the Hubble telescope, the size of Jupiter (and still growing)

IN Hubble Space Telescope looked into space and noticed its youngest exoplanet, a giant world 379 light years from Earth that is still growing.

The planets form in the form of dust and gas, whirl in a circumstellar disk that surrounds their star, collide and condense, slowly turning into a “ball”. Far away in the constellation Centaurus, Hubble noticed a planet still coming together. Young gas giant exoplanetHubble scientists have stated that it is “only” 5 million years old. While the planet is still gaining mass, pulling it out of the young star it revolves around, it is already huge – about the size of Jupiter.

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