Here There Be Planets: Stellar Disk Gap May Reveal Newborn Worlds

by Jason Major November 12, 2012

HiCIAO near-infrared image of the protoplanetary disk around PDS 70. The circular mask hides the star itself, as well as a smaller internal disk structure. (Credit: NAOJ) Over the past couple of decades astronomers have figured out several methods for finding planets around other stars in our galaxy. Some have revealed their presence by the […]

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