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'Disk Detective' Needs Your Help Finding Disks Where Planets Form

Written by  Tuesday, 14 July 2020 12:08
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Paris (ESA) Jul 15, 2020
Planets form from gas and dust particles swirling around baby stars in enormous spinning disks. But because this process takes millions of years, scientists can only learn about these disks by finding and studying a lot of different examples. Through a project called Disk Detective, you can help. Anyone, regardless of background or prior knowledge, can assist scientists in figuring out the

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