Important Innovations Collection: Distant Big Discovery in Space
|Source: Rice University. Image on left is color enhanced to show planet and disk|
First Observation of a Moon Forming Disk Around a Planet
Astronomers from Rice University have scored a first. They have documented for the first time a moon forming disk around a planet. They did so by using the world's most powerful telescopes at ALMA Observatory in Chile. This is important science because it has been believed by astronomers that the moons orbiting Jupiter were created by a similar disk four billion years ago. For a news blog with more details, go to Important Innovations Collection: Distant Big Discovery in Space: Moon Forming Disk 370 Light Years Away Source: Rice University World First Astronomers from Rice University have just spotted a moo...