protoplanetary disks

Astronomers See Carbon-Rich Nebulae Where Planets are Forming

Understanding the birth of a planet is a challenging puzzle. We know that planets form inside clouds of gas and…

3 months ago

The Strange, Misshapen Orbits of Planet-Forming Disks in a Triple-Star System

Whatever we grow up with, we think of as normal. Our single solitary yellow star seems normal to us, with…

1 year ago

More Pictures of Planet-Forming Disks Around Young Stars

Astronomy is advancing to the point where we can see planets forming around young stars. This was an unthinkable development…

2 years ago

Habitability of Planets Will Depend on Their Interiors

A lot of the headlines and discussion around the habitability of exoplanets is focused on their proximity to their star…

3 years ago

Bizarre Double Star System Flipped its Planetary Disk on its Side

An international research team recently found a binary star system with a debris disk that orbits around their poles.

3 years ago

Here are 20 Protoplanetary Disks, With Newly Forming Planets Carving Out Gaps in the Gas and Dust

A new survey by an ALMA collaboration has resulted in stunning images of 20 nearby protoplanetary disks, which shows the…

3 years ago

Chaotic Wombs May Birth Wrong-way Planets

We’ve heard it time and time again. When it comes to new exoplanet findings, our conventional wisdom never holds. So…

7 years ago

ALMA Observes Binary Star System with Wacky Disks

When it comes to exoplanets, we’ve discovered an array of extremes — alien worlds that seem more like science fiction…

7 years ago

Catching Planets in the Womb

[/caption]Awhile ago I wrote on the difficulty of finding young planets. There, I mentioned one team announcing the potential discovery…

11 years ago

Astronomy Without A Telescope – No Metal, No Planet

[/caption] A Japanese team of astronomers have reported a strong correlation between the metallicity of dusty protoplanetary disks and their…

11 years ago