How protoplanets create gaps in dusty disks
Watch as a new planet forms and cuts a gap in the dusty disk of its birth. Understanding the details of this process could help explain the evolution of solar systems.
December 29, 2008
|Researcher Phil Armitage of the University of Colorado at Boulder created a computer model to simulate how a small gas planet forms in the disk of dust and gas around a young sun, clearing a gap in the process.|
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