Universiteit Leiden

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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?

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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