Astronomers spot the birth of a planet for first time

Have we seen the birth of a planet for the first time Astronomers spot protoplanet still embedded in a disc of gas and dust If confirmed, will be the first time the birth of a planet has been capturedCould greatly improve our understanding of the way planets form By Mark Prigg PUBLISHED: 13:07 GMT, 1 March 2013 | UPDATED: 13:49 GMT, 1 March 2013 Astronomers believe they have captured the birth of a giant planet for the first time. The forming planet is so young it is still embedded in a thick disc of gas and dust. If confirmed, astronomers say the discovery will greatly improve our understanding of how planets form