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ALMA discovers a formation site of a giant planetary system

January 17, 2014

disk around HD142527 observed by ALMA A team of astronomers has obtained firm evidence of formation of a giant planetary system around a young star by observations with ALMA, the Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array. This result has a transformative impact on the theories of planet formation and provides a clue to the origin of a wide variety of planetary systems. Full Story

Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA)

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