The authors of today’s paper decided to take a less radical approach into investigating the trans-Neptunian objects. Maybe we don’t need Planet 9 after all?
Protoplanetary disks don’t exist in isolation; when young stars pass each other by, their gravitational encounter can disrupt, or maybe even kickstart, planet formation.
Formation and Evolution of Planetary Systems Conference – Dedicated to the Scientific Legacy of Willy Kley
Prof. Willy Kley, a pioneer in the field of protoplanetary disks, unexpectedly died in December 2021. Today’s post commemorates Willy’s legacy and summarizes a scientific conference that was held in memory of Willy in the beginning of August.
Is it possible to detect gravitational instability in a protoplanetary disk that is viewed edge-on? Today’s authors investigate the young disk around L1527 IRS.
Planet formation is dynamic, and different planet formation models can produce dramatically different planetary atmospheres. Today’s bite discusses a new framework developed to tackle this problem, and shines some light on the formation of the exoplanet HR 8799e.
It doesn’t seem like hurricanes on Earth can have anything to do with planet formation. But don’t be fooled! Find out in today’s bite, what the connection is.