LkCa 15: A YOUNG EXOPLANET CAUGHT AT FORMATION?

@article{Kraus2012LkCa1A,
  title={LkCa 15: A YOUNG EXOPLANET CAUGHT AT FORMATION?},
  author={A. Kraus and M. Ireland},
  journal={The Astrophysical Journal},
  year={2012},
  volume={745},
  pages={5}
}
Young and directly imaged exoplanets offer critical tests of planet-formation models that are not matched by radial velocity surveys of mature stars. These targets have been extremely elusive to date, with no exoplanets younger than 10-20 Myr and only a handful of direct-imaged exoplanets at all ages. We report the direct-imaging discovery of a likely (proto)planet around the young (~2 Myr) solar analog LkCa 15, located inside a known gap in the protoplanetary disk (a transitional disk). Our… Expand

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