Schematic view of a transitional disc around a young star

Astronomers using the Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA) have found telltale differences between the gaps in the gas and the dust in discs around four young stars. These new observations are the clearest indications yet that planets with masses several times that of Jupiter have recently formed in these discs.

This schematic diagram shows how the dust (brown) and gas (blue) is distributed around the star, and how a young planet is clearing the central gap.

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ESO/M. Kornmesser

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Data publikacji:16 grudnia 2015 12:00
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Typ:Milky Way : Star : Circumstellar Material : Disk
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