A young massive planet in a star–disk system

  title={A young massive planet in a star–disk system},
  author={J. Setiawan and T. Henning and R. Launhardt and A. M{\"u}ller and P. Weise and M. Kuerster},
  • J. Setiawan, T. Henning, +3 authors M. Kuerster
  • Published 2008
  • Physics, Medicine
  • Nature
  • There is a general consensus that planets form within disks of dust and gas around newly born stars. Details of their formation process, however, are still a matter of ongoing debate. The timescale of planet formation remains unclear, so the detection of planets around young stars with protoplanetary disks is potentially of great interest. Hitherto, no such planet has been found. Here we report the detection of a planet of mass (9.8±3.3)MJupiter around TW Hydrae (TW Hya), a nearby young star… CONTINUE READING
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