Untangling the Formation of Planetary Systems with Deuterium
Overview of the press release
An international research team led by Yuri Aikawa, a professor at the University of Tokyo's School of Science, Gianni Cataldi, a postdoc at the University of Tokyo and NAOJ, and Yoshihide Yamato, a graduate student at the University of Tokyo, utilized the superb resolution and sensitivity of ALMA to observe the protoplanetary disks around five young stars as part of an ALMA Large Program, “Molecules with ALMA at Planet-forming Scales,” or MAPS.
ALMA images of the protoplanetary disks around young stars AS 209 and HD 163296. Different molecules have different distributions.
Credit: ALMA (ESO/NAOJ/NRAO), Cataldi et al./Aikawa et al.
To read the full press release, please visit the website of the National Astronomical Observatory of Japan.
The Astrophysical Journal Supplement Series
Title"Molecules with ALMA at Planet-forming Scales (MAPS) X: Studying deuteration at high angular resolution towards protoplanetary disks"
"Molecules with ALMA at Planet-forming Scales (MAPS) XIII: HCO+ and disk ionization structure"
Authors Gianni Cataldi et al., Yuri Aikawa et al.
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