Saturday Morning Physics | Beyond Our Solar System: Witnessing the Formation of Exotic Worlds
Ilse Cleeves, Hubble Fellow (Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics)
Planets form out of cool gas-rich disks of material encircling young stars. Much of our theoretical understanding for this process has been based off of our best-studied example, our own Solar System. However, the discovery of new exotic planets and orbital architectures has demonstrated nature is far more creative than we had imagined. In this talk Dr. Cleeves will highlight exciting new results regarding our understanding of planet formation, and speculate on what these results may mean for forming new, potentially habitable, worlds.
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