Ready in just a few hundred million years
Just in time for John McCain’s second billionth appearance on “Meet the Press.”
A huge radio telescope in Chile has captured the best-ever image of planets forming around a distant star, researchers say. The spectacular view of planet birth — taken by the Atacama Large Millimeter/Submillimeter Array, or ALMA, in northern Chile — shows numerous concentric rings in the disk of dust and gas surrounding HL Tau, a sunlike star found about 450 light-years from Earth.
Jim Imhofe doesn’t believe this picture exists because it cost too much.