Contact: Dr. Thomas Henning
Caption: The birthplace of planets: New measurements that Thomas Henning from the Max Planck Institute for Astronomy in Heidelberg assisted in carrying out have resulted in a greater mass for the disk of gas and dust surrounding the young star TW Hydrae than previously assumed. The illustration depicts an artistís conception of the disk.
Credit: Axel M. Quetz (MPIA)
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