Radio Telescope Images Reveal Planet-Forming Disk Orbiting Twin Suns
June 11, 2009
This artist's conception of the V4046 Sagittarii system highlights the disk-shaped molecular gas cloud imaged by the Submillimeter Array. The gaseous disk, which orbits the twin suns, shows that planets could form around double stars as easily as around a single star like our Sun.
Topics: Submillimeter Array, Planet, Planetary science, Radio Telescope Images Reveal Planet-Forming Disk Orbiting Twin Suns This artist, disk-shaped molecular gas cloud, Extrasolar planet, Protoplanetary disk, Circumstellar discs, Exoplanetology