protoplanetary disk

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protoplanetary disk

[‚prōd·ō‚plan·ä‚ter·ē ′disk]
(astronomy)
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Structures in the dusty circumstellar disc, which could be caused by interactions between the planet and the disc, were revealed close to the detected protoplanet.
Circumstellar discs are an essential ingredient in the formation process of low-mass stars such as our Sun.
These observations and computer simulations help us to better understand the timescales for star formation, how single stars and star clusters originate, the distribution of stellar masses, and the circumstellar discs in which planets form," Bate said.