Supercomputer model shows planet making waves in nearby debris disk

25 junio 2015

A new supercomputer simulation of the planet and debris disk around the nearby star Beta Pictoris reveals that the planet’s motion drives spiral waves throughout the disk, a phenomenon that causes collisions among the orbiting debris. Patterns in the collisions and the resulting dust appear to account for many observed features that previous research has been unable to fully explain.
http://feeds.sciencedaily.com/~r/sciencedaily/~3/GG77IvNbC8U/150625161445.htm

Volver