protoplanetary disc

Baby Stars Discharge “Sneezes” of Gas and Dust

I’m really not sure what to call it but a ‘dusty sneeze’ is probably as good as anything. We have…

2 months ago

The Youngest Planetary Disks Ever Seen

How long does planet formation take? Maybe not as long as we thought, according to new research. Observations with the…

6 months ago

JWST Reveals Protoplanetary Disks in a Nearby Star Cluster

The Orion Nebula is a favourite among stargazers, certainly one of mine. It’s a giant stellar nebula out of which,…

7 months ago

Simulated View of a Newly Forming Planetary System with Rings and Gaps

Using data from the ALMA array, a team of international astronomers was able to image a newly forming planetary system…

6 years ago

A Star With A Disk Of Water Ice? Meet HD 100546

Water ice in a disk surrounding a star might seem out of place, but the ice might be essential to…

8 years ago

The Moon Is Just 95 Million Years Younger Than The Solar System: Study

Stuff from Earth's interior, combined with simulations, have one research team pinning down the Moon's age to only 95 million…

10 years ago

Should This Alien World Even Exist? This Young Disk Could Challenge Planet-Formation Theories

Take a close look at the blurry image above. See that gap in the cloud? That could be a planet…

11 years ago