Abstract: We describe the evolution of a protoplanetary disc
from the initial accretion infall to FU Orionis outbursts to the formation of planetesimals.
Such an intricate sculpting of rings in a protoplanetary disc
has only been imaged a handful of times before, and even more excitingly, the entire system seems to be only 1.
The Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA) has made the first ever resolved observation of a water snow line within a protoplanetary disc
Comets in particular are unique tools for probing the early Solar System: they harbour material left over from the protoplanetary disc
out of which the planets formed, and therefore should reflect the primordial composition of their places of origin.
Two possible theories are that they either formed a lot further out in a pre-common envelope circumbinary protoplanetary disc
(first generation) and were subsequently dragged in to their current orbits or they formed in a disc that resulted from the common envelope phase (second generation).
These are protoplanetary discs
, which look like modest blobs surrounding baby stars.
In combination with the study of protoplanetary discs
around young stars, many of the details of the processes that led to the formation of the Earth and the Solar System about 4600 million years ago will be unveiled," Pedro Amado, also from CSIC and a coauthor on the paper, said in the statement.
In this ambitious research programme i will answer these three key questions:how does the dust size distribution affect the evolution of ice lines and initial formation location of planetesimals How do growing planets migrate in protoplanetary discs
How does the disc evolution affect the formation and composition of planetary systemsi will tackle these questions using a combination of novel ideas and computer simulations in which i will model the three before mentioned connected key stages of planet formation.
In areas of low conductivity like the "dead zones" of protoplanetary discs
or the far-off regions of accretion discs that surround supermassive black holes, the MRI's effect is numerically difficult to comprehend and is thus a matter of dispute.