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Are the Gaps in These Disks Caused by Planets?

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Are the Gaps in These Disks Caused by Planets?

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    Are the Gaps in These Disks Caused by Planets?
    by Evan Gough

    Astronomers like observing distant young stars as they form. Stars are born out of a molecular cloud, and once enough of the matter in that cloud clumps together, fusion ignites and a star begins its life. The leftover material from the formation of the star is called a circumstellar disk. As the material in the …

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