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Research project

Revealing the origins of solar systems: examining the formation of proto-planetary disks and binary stars

What is the origin of solar systems?

Funding
NWO Veni 2014 NWO Veni 2014

The origin of solar systems, also ours, lies in the formation of a rotating disc of gas and dust around a recently born star. But, how this process happens is not yet fully understood. Revolutionary new radio telescopes will be used to test theories about the origin of stars and disks.

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