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Release No.: 2018-23
For Release: Wednesday, December 12, 2018 - 9:00am

The Epoch of Planet Formation, Times Twenty

Artist's animation of a protoplanetary disk. Newly formed planets can be seen traveling around the central host star, sweeping their orbits clear of dust and gas. These same ring-link structures were observed recently by ALMA around a number of young stars.

Credit: National Science Foundation, A. Khan