First images of a planet being born

Planet being bornThe European Southern Laboratory acquired this infrared image from their “Very Large Telescope”  (VLT) recently, saying that it may be an image of a baby planet being formed
The photo shows a portion of the disk of gas and dust around the star HD100546, located 335 light-years away in the constellation Musca.

If confirmed to be a planet forming, this image would be the first of a baby exoplanet (planets outside our solar system). Indications are that it would be a large planet as well, possibly a gas giant larger than Jupiter.