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Replication of Nascent Planetary Systems: A Matter of Observation

Astronomers are having huge debates since a long time over a mystery on simulating nascent planetary systems. ‘Synthetic Observations’ could help in explaining it and solving this mystery. New technologies with detection capacity and planet hunting missions like NASA’s Kepler space telescope discovered various planets orbiting other stars.

The findings of new technologies has vexed astronomers but the new model giving rise to young planetary systems offered fresh solution to this mystery. The majority of these exoplanets lie in the category called super – Earths bodies. They had a mass between Earth and Neptune. The features under observation of many planetary systems in their early stage of formation unmatched the type of exoplanets of the planetary population of our galaxy.

Ruobing Dong, the Bart J. Bok postdoctoral fellow at the University of Arizona’s Steward Observatory and lead author on the study which will be published in Astrophysical Journal said that they have possible answer on how a super – Earth can carve out multiple gaps in disks.

By: Bhavna Sharma


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