Planet Formation

JWST identified neon signs that offer clues to planet formation

Using the noble gases neon and argon.

New link between water and planet formation revealed

Scientists have found water vapour in the disc around a young star exactly where planets may be forming.

Study suggests that the earth may have once been flat

Did young planets just get smartie-er?

Astronomers see the early evolution of planetary disk structures for the 1st time

Planet formation may occur much more rapidly than previously thought.

Astronomers detected three iron rings in a planet-forming disk

A three-ringed structure in the nursery of planets.

Webb’s study shows rocky planets form in harsh conditions

These are the first results from the eXtreme UV Environments (XUE) James Webb Space Telescope programme.

Webb made a breakthrough discovery in revealing how planets form

NASA’s Webb findings support long-proposed process of planet formation.

A Neptune-sized planet denser than steel has been discovered

New giant planet evidence of possible planetary collisions.

First observational evidence that a low-mass star can emit gamma radiation

First observational evidence of gamma-ray emission in young Sun-like stars.

The discovery of unusual exoplanets could offer a better understanding of planet formation

An unusual Jupiter-sized planet orbiting a low-mass star located in the Corvus constellation.

JWST discovered water in a rocky planet-forming zone

Astronomers expect terrestrial planets to be forming in that zone.

There is still a role for retired stars in planet formation

Old stars roaming through new star-forming regions could be responsible for a radioactive heat source.

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