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Discovery of a Giant Gap in the Disk of a Sun-like Star

08/11/2012

Discovery of a Giant Gap in the Disk of a Sun-like Star

  • Categoría Astronomía
  • May Indicate Multiple Planets
    , A large international team of astronomers led by Jun Hashimoto (National Astronomical Observatory of Japan) and Ruobing Dong (Princeton University) has used the High Contrast Instrument for the Subaru Next Generation Adaptive Optics (HiCIAO) to observe and examine PDS 70 (Note 1), a young star about 10 million years old with a mass similar to that of the Sun. Images captured from the observations clearly show a giant gap inside the protoplanetary disk, the largest ever found among lower mass stars similar to the Sun.

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