David Aguilar
(617) 495-7462

Christine Pulliam
(617) 495-7463


CfA Press Release Images
 Release No. 04-23: Caught In The Act
For Release: EMBARGOED until 10:00 a.m. MDT, Wednesday, June 2, 2004

dust diskLike pro football players, young stars also peak early. Most planets form when stars are 1 to 3 million years old. By 10 million years, the dusty disk is gone and planet formation ends, as shown in this artist's rendering. Credit: David A. Aguilar, Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics.

JPEG (34K)
High Resolution JPEG (320K)

Back to press release.

Section Photo