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Astronomers finally measure polarized light from exoplanet

Space Daily Thursday, 14 January 2021 ()
Astronomers finally measure polarized light from exoplanetAmsterdam, Netherlands (SPX) Jan 13, 2021

An international team led by Dutch astronomers has, after years of searching and defying the boundaries of a telescope, for the first time directly captured polarized light from an exoplanet. They can deduct from the light that a disk of dust and gas is orbiting around the exoplanet in which moons are possibly forming. The researchers will soon publish their findings in the journal Astronomy and
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