The Moon Shaper

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The Moon Shaper



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4438 confirmed exoplanets have been discovered, however, there are only signs of some exomoons and there should be many, we just have to look at our solar system it seems that the larger the planet and The further away it is from its star or from the influence of another planet, the easier it will be to retain a large number of moons, so there should be many more moons than planets, but finding them with our current technology is very difficult, which is why the finding is extraordinary. that a team of astronomers have achieved using the Atacama Large Millimeter / submillimeter Array, better known by its acronym alma and of which the Southern European Observatory is a partner, the one whose facilities are in the north of Chile, what scientists administered is that around our planet the size of jupiter, there is a disk of gas and dust where new moons are forming.



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The disk in question scientifically called the planetary circus disk surrounds this planet PDS 70c is one of the two giant jupiter-like planets that orbit a star that is almost 400 light years away from us, the astronomical community had already detected before indications of the presence of a moon-forming disk, but they could not distinguish it clearly, something that they have now managed to do and fully confirm, and not only that, they have also discovered more surprising facts about this disk circus a planetarium.



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Now it is known that the disk has approximately the same diameter as the distance between our sun and the earth, that means that it is 500 times greater than the disk of rings that surrounds Saturn, it has also been calculated that in the disk there is the enough mass to form at least three satellites the size of our moon, but the results are not only important to discover how moons are born these new observations are also extremely important to test theories about the formation of planets theories that had not been possible check so far.



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When looking for worlds where life could have arisen or that are potentially habitable, scientists not only think of planets like ours, a great option is the existence of giant columns the size of the earth orbiting gas giant planets but that are closer to their star of what this jupiter, that is, that are within the habitable and temperate zone of its planetary system, habitable moons like the ones we have seen in the movies, whether there is a StarWars link or the Pandora moon from Avatar could exist in the cosmos.





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