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ALMA Pinpoints Formation Site of Planet Around Nearest Young Star

Written by  Copernical Team Thursday, 27 June 2019 12:44
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Tokyo, Japan (SPX) Jun 27, 2019
image Researchers using ALMA (Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array) found a small dust concentration in the disk around TW Hydrae, the nearest young star. It is highly possible that a planet is growing or about to be formed in this concentration. This is the first time that the exact place where cold materials are forming the seed of a planet has been pinpointed in the disk around a young star
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