by William Balmer | Aug 23, 2022 | Daily Paper Summaries
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.
by Lina Kimmig | Aug 17, 2022 | Classics, Current Events
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.
by Konstantin Gerbig | Jun 28, 2022 | Daily Paper Summaries
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.
by William Balmer | May 6, 2022 | Daily Paper Summaries
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.
by Lina Kimmig | Apr 27, 2022 | Daily Paper Summaries
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.
by Catherine Clark | Apr 8, 2022 | Daily Paper Summaries
Today’s authors have witnessed the tumultuous birth of a massive planet on the outskirts of its star system.