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Baby Planets and Their Nurseries

Planetary system formation

We know that planets are born in the protoplanetary disks that surround stars when they are young. How these disks evolve into planetary systems is a fundamental question in Astronomy. Observations have revealed remarkable structures in disks that may indicate the presence of newly born planets. This talk will review these key observations and compare them to current theoretical predictions of planet formation. To conclude,  possibilities for future progress in the field will be discussed.

Speaker: Catherine Espaillat, Boston University

Monday, 01/13/20

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$15 General, $12 Members & Seniors

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