Astronomers see disk around young super-Jupiter which may form moons

Wed 13 Oct 2021
An international team of astronomers led by scientists from Leiden University (Tomas Stolker) has for the first time characterized a dust disk surrounding a young super-Jupiter, which is either a giant planet or brown dwarf. They used so-called direct imaging observations at mid-infrared wavelengths. They detected emission from the disk and speculate that moons may have formed. The researchers will publish their findings in The Astronomical Journal.
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