Observations of astronomers allowed to reveal traces of the existence of a young planet in the rings of the planet-forming dust star system GW Orionis, in the constellation Orion.
According to the astronomers, this star system consists of two stars, rotating around each other in the center, and a third star, rotating around them at a distance of several hundred million kilometers.
It was also noted that all the rings in the star system GW Orionis shifted relative to the gravitational center of their stars, and one of them even crosses the other two diagonally.
In this regard, experts concluded that it is possible that there is a young planet that rotates around three stars at once. Such a planet may become the only one of its kind in the history of space research.
“We think that the presence of the planet probably formed a dust layer and broke the protoplanetary disk in the place where the inner and outer rings of the system meet,” the scientists said.
According to astronomers, the inner ring of the GW Orionis can form up to 30 planets similar to Earth.
Recall that the scientists of Stockholm University have identified about a hundred stars, which mysteriously disappeared. The researchers suggest that this may be a sign of the existence of alien civilizations.