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ALMA Reveals Moon-Forming Disk Around Distant Planet

14 Jul 2019, 02:19 UTC
ALMA Reveals Moon-Forming Disk Around Distant Planet A. Isella, ALMA (ESO/NAOJ/NRAO)

Using Earth’s most powerful array of radio telescopes, astronomers have made the first observations of a circumplanetary disk of gas and dust like the one that is believed to have birthed the moons of Jupiter.

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