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Peeking at a Distant Moon-Forming Disc (ESOcast Light 240)

22 Jul 2021, 12:00 UTC
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Using ALMA, a team of astronomers have unambiguously detected a moon-forming disc around a distant planet for the first time. The planet is a Jupiter-like gas giant, hosted in a system still in the process of being formed. The result promises to shed new light on how moons and planets form in young stellar systems. This video summarises the discovery.

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