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196. 

Scientists from which university has witnessed a birth of a new planet by using photographs of the Spectro-Polarimetric High-contrast Exoplanet Research instrument on the Very Large Telescope of the European Southern Observatory in Chile?

[A]. University of Amsterdam
[B]. University of Cambridge
[C]. King's College London
[D]. PSL University in France

Answer: Option D

Explanation:

A team of Scientists from the Observatoie de Paris, PSL (Paris Sciences et Lettres) University in France, have witnessed a birth of a new planet for the first time in human history by using photographs of the SPHERE (Spectro-Polarimetric High-contrast Exoplanet Research) instrument on the Very Large Telescope of the European Southern Observatory in Chile. From the pictures, astronomers have discovered the first direct evidence of a new planet born around a distant star called 'AB Aurigae', about 520 light years from Earth in the constellation Auriga or the Charioteer.

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