2019.6.26 articles

Pinpointing the Formation Site of Planet around Nearest Young Star with ALMA

Takashi Tsukagoshi and his collaborators used ALMA and 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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Tsukagoshi et al., 2019, ApJL, Volume 878, Issue 1, article id. L8, 6 pp. [ADS]
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