“detected towards a region where planets orbiting newly formed stars are expected to exist..”

Galaxy evolution

[Image of red spiral galaxy (c), flanked by blue spiral (l) and red elliptical galaxies (r)]. Some astronomical news [For a change.. – Ed]. That missing toolbag has been spotted [new link] and is, apparently, visible from Earth. The missing spider? Not so much.. but they have an extra day to look for it. And the Galaxy Zoo project identifies how galaxies get older.. and redder.. Plus astronomers have detected organic molecules in a star-forming, and likely planet-forming, region called G31.41+031, about 26,000 light years away. Oh, and here’s that toolbag. Video: Keven Fetter.