- Press Release
- Mar 21, 2023
Understanding Planet Formation Using Microgravity Experiments
In 2018, images were released of a planet being formed around the star PDS 70, offering a tantalizing glimpse into how planets come into being.
However, many questions remain about how dust evolves into planets, and astrophysical observations are unable to provide all the answers.
It is therefore necessary to perform experiments to reveal key details and, to avoid unwanted effects from the Earth’s gravitational pull, it is often necessary to perform such experiments in microgravity platforms. This Review sketches current models of planet formation and describes the experiments needed to test the models.
Subjects: Earth and Planetary Astrophysics (astro-ph.EP)
Cite as: arXiv:2302.07156 [astro-ph.EP] (or arXiv:2302.07156v1 [astro-ph.EP] for this version)
Journal reference: Nature Reviews Physics, 3, 405-421, 2021
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From: Gerhard Wurm [view email]
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