jul 052012
 
Planet-Forming Disk Vanishes Into Thin Air

  A study published in the July 5 edition of the journal Nature is challenging scientists’ understanding of planet formation, suggesting that planets might form much faster than previously thought or, alternatively, that stars harboring planets could be far more numerous. Animation showing the disappearance of dust from the TYC 8241 2652 system. Credit: Gemini [continue reading]