Planet Formation Theory Questioned After Discovery of Massive Gas Disk Surrounding Young Star

Planet Formation Theory Questioned After Discovery of Massive Gas Disk Surrounding Young Star

Astronomers using the Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA) found a young star surrounded by an astonishing mass of gas. The star, called 49 Ceti, is 40 million years old and conventional theories of planet formation predict that the gas should …

Artist’s impression of the gas-rich debris disk around 49 Ceti. Credit: NAOJ Astronomers using the Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA) found a young star surrounded by an astonishing mass of gas. The star, called 49 Ceti, is 40 million years … [+4911 chars]

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