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‘Moon-forming’ Circumplanetary Disk Discovered in Distant Star System

12 Jul 2019, 09:12 UTC
‘Moon-forming’ Circumplanetary Disk Discovered in Distant Star System NRAO/AUI/NSF, S. Dagnello

Astronomers using the Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA) have made the first-ever observations of a circumplanetary disk, the planet-girding belt of dust and gas that astronomers strongly theorize controls the formation of planets and gives rise to an entire system of moons, like those found around Jupiter.

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