Where is the missing carbon monoxide in protoplanetary disks? Today’s paper suggests that it might have something to do with turbulent mixing in disks as well as the physics of condensation.
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.
Some extrasolar debris belts are not just eccentric but also surprisingly narrow. What processes can influence the width of debris belts?
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.
Astronomers have a challenging task ahead of them — to find young exoplanets in protoplanetary disks. Machine Learning could potentially come to the rescue.
An interview with Professor Alicia Aarnio, founding member of AAS WGAD, talking about her stellar science, and the joy and rage of navigating science with a disability.