protoplanetary disk

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pro·to·plan·e·tar·y disk

 (prō′tō-plăn′ĭ-tĕr′ē)
n.
A disk of gas and dust, often geometrically thin and opaque, orbiting a newly formed star, from which planets may eventually form.
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Called the protoplanetary disks or "proplyds," the disks are described as the building blocks of solar systems.
These objects, known as proplyds, are common features in more placid star-forming regions, like the Orion Nebula.
One of the first major science results from the Hubble Space Telescope was the discovery of protoplanetary disks (or proplyds for short) in M42, the Orion Nebula.
The Orion Nebula is home to hundreds of young stars and even younger protostars known as proplyds.
The Huygens region is also well known for containing hundreds of proplyds [25].
It appeared rather similar to the proplyds already mentioned, but this time much more violent.
TEHRAN (FNA)- The Orion Nebula is home to hundreds of young stars and even younger protostars known as proplyds. Many of these nascent systems will go on to develop planets, while others will have their planet-forming dust and gas blasted away by the fierce ultraviolet radiation emitted by massive O-type stars that lurk nearby.
These "proplyds," which are similar to our solar system in size, surround stars that are at most only 1 or 2 million years old.
WHEN astronomers discovered the young protoplanetary disks (dubbed proplyds) in Orion, they uncovered an interesting phenomenon: the disks appeared to be evaporating.
Better duck your head when the proplyds (those tadpole-shaped, potential solar-systems-in-the-making) fly by!
Just below the cluster lies a pair of protoplanetary disks, or proplyds () - clouds of circumstellar material enshrouding even younger newborn stars.
They have been given the colorful name "proplyds" a contraction of the term protoplanetary disks.