New Document top_band
 
Business Standard

'Brown dwarfs could host rocky planets'

Read more on:    News
Related News

Astronomers for the first time have found that the outer region of a dusty disc encircling a brown dwarf contains millimetre-sized solid grains like those found in denser discs around newborn stars.

The surprising finding by the Atacama Large Millimeter Array (ALMA) challenges theories of how rocky, Earth-scale planets form, and suggests that rocky planets may be even more common in the Universe than expected.

Rocky planets are thought to form through the random collision and sticking together of what are initially microscopic particles in the disc of material around a star.

These tiny grains, known as cosmic dust, are similar to very fine soot or sand. However, in the outer regions around a brown dwarf

Read more on:   

Read More

Pak, China sign contract for manufacturing Al-Khalid-I tank

State-run companies of Pakistan and China today signed a contract for manufacturing the Al-Khalid-I tank, the latest version of the combat vehicle ...

Quick Links

Back to Top