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A Disk of Debris is Forming Moons Around an Exoplanet. A Proto-Lunar Disk?

16 Jul 2019, 10:06 UTC
A Disk of Debris is Forming Moons Around an Exoplanet. A Proto-Lunar Disk? via Universe Today

Astronomers have discovered, for the first time, moons forming in the disk of debris around a large exoplanet. Astronomers have suspected for a long time that this is how larger planets—like Jupiter in our own Solar System—get their moons. It’s all happening around a very young star named PDS 70, about 370 light years away in the constellation Centaurus.

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