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Never-Before-Seen Stage of Planet Birth Revealed
01-03-2013, 06:44 PM #1
KILLUMINATI Made Ya Look!!
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Astronomers studying a newborn star have caught a detailed glimpse of planets forming around it, revealing a never-before seen stage of planetary evolution.

Large gas giant planets appear to be clearing a gap in the disk of material surrounding the star, and using gravity to channel material across the gap to the interior, helping the star to grow. Theoretical simulations have predicted such bridges between outer and inner portions of disks surrounding stars, but none have been directly observed until now.

An international team of astronomers have used the partially completed Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA) to study a young star about 450 light-years from Earth. They identified two thin filaments of gas streaming from the outer disk to the inner, across a broad gap cut by young planets.

read more: http://www.space.com/19100-alien-planet-...scope.html
01-03-2013, 06:54 PM #2
Octo Mother Superior
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Some amazing and wonderful things going on in our universe. cheers.gif
01-03-2013, 07:06 PM #3
yankees skier
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Almost like --> tassel.gif

Biere.
01-03-2013, 07:23 PM #4
Octo Mother Superior
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Almost. lmao.gif
01-03-2013, 08:36 PM #5
TroubledFelix Jumpin Fractals
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that's cool. but the real pic is totally blurry. We need a giant lens in space to help focus it a bit. They can just fly it back and forth from earth to focus. Maybe with a couple sat's and vuala. Is that to hard to ask for? Geeeezzz

edit: well it looks the ALMA is not quite done yet. They are just teasing us, hehe.
01-03-2013, 08:39 PM #6
JayRodney ⓐⓛⓘⓔⓝ
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chuckle.gif

Good find though K!
Nice to see a theory about planet formation actually be verified by physical evidence. So many theories end up being wrong.
I recall when Steven Hawking didn't believe black holes existed & he suddenly became to expert on them when they were building CERN 13.gif

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01-05-2013, 12:28 AM #7
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very cool and just think one day they just might think that we humans are the /an advanced race

Beware of the booger eater he'snot full uhoh.gif



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