Artist’s impression of a transitional disc around a young star

Astronomers using the Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA) have found telltale differences between the gaps in the gas and the dust in discs around four young stars. These new observations are the clearest indications yet that planets with masses several times that of Jupiter have recently formed in these discs.

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ALMA (ESO/NAOJ/NRAO)/M. Kornmesser

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Release date:16 December 2015, 12:00
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