Sunday, June 4, 2023

Planet Formation

NASA’s Webb imaged the inner workings of a dusty disk

The images also provide clues to the composition of the disk.

Little ‘hurricanes’ can be used to study certain aspects of planet formation

A method to constrain a planet’s mass or age.

Study of polluted white dwarfs reveals that stars and planets grow together

Early-formation picture is likely to be correct.

Study offers one more clue to how our Moon was formed

One more clue to the Moon’s origin.

Scientists propose a new theory for Earth’s formation

It may also show how other rocky planets were formed.

Astronomers discover the largest molecule yet in a planet-forming disc

Using the Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA) in Chile, researchers at Leiden Observatory in the Netherlands have for the first time detected dimethyl ether...

Scientists inferred the distribution of cold planets in the Milky Way

Cold planets exist throughout our Galaxy, even in the Galactic bulge.

How do planets form in binary systems?

Astronomers show how planets form in binary systems without getting crushed.

Hubble offers a glimpse of a Jupiter-sized, still-forming planet

Hubble watches how a giant planet grows.

A new method of planet formation identified

Scientists have suggested a new explanation for the abundance in intermediate-mass exoplanets – a long-standing puzzle in astronomy.

A Rosetta stone for planet formation

A disk with gaps suggestive of clearing by newly forming planets.

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