Accreting protoplanets in the LkCa 15 transition disk

  title={Accreting protoplanets in the LkCa 15 transition disk},
  author={S. Sallum and K. Follette and J. Eisner and L. Close and P. Hinz and K. Kratter and J. Males and A. Skemer and B. Macintosh and P. Tuthill and V. Bailey and D. Defr{\`e}re and K. Morzinski and T. Rodigas and E. Spalding and A. Vaz and A. Weinberger},
  • S. Sallum, K. Follette, +14 authors A. Weinberger
  • Published 2015
  • Physics, Medicine
  • Nature
  • Exoplanet detections have revolutionized astronomy, offering new insights into solar system architecture and planet demographics. While nearly 1,900 exoplanets have now been discovered and confirmed, none are still in the process of formation. Transition disks, protoplanetary disks with inner clearings best explained by the influence of accreting planets, are natural laboratories for the study of planet formation. Some transition disks show evidence for the presence of young planets in the form… CONTINUE READING
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