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.
Today’s authors have witnessed the tumultuous birth of a massive planet on the outskirts of its star system.
How do moons form in the universe? Astronomers recently gathered direct evidence for the formation of moons around exoplanets!
It is theorized that the radioactive decay of Aluminum-26 could provide enough heat to dehydrate terrestrial planetesimals as they form, leading to rockier exoplanets. But is this effect significant enough to alter how common we believe rocky exoplanets are in the Galaxy? Find out by reading today’s bite!