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The First Detection of a Moon-Forming Disc Around an Exoplanet

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#1 Dave Mitsky

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Posted 24 July 2021 - 12:53 AM

Using the Atacama Large Millimetre/submillimeter Array (ALMA), in which the European Southern Observatory (ESO) is a partner, astronomers have unambiguously detected the presence of a disk around a planet outside our Solar System for the first time. The observations will shed new light on how moons and planets form in young stellar systems.

 

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Posted 25 July 2021 - 05:45 AM

That is an exciting result!  Thanks for sharing!


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