New process of analysis helps scientists understand planet formation

Posted on Sept. 20, 2019

Ming-Chang Liu, a researcher in the Department of Earth, Planetary, and Space Sciences (EPSS), and his postdoc Andreas Hertwig, and other collaborators discovered a new way to analyze how planets have formed from smaller particles. The research focuses on how fast dust-particles had the ability to turn into much larger solids. They found that the dust coagulation was a very efficient process, and it was the first time these samples could be analyzed at such high precision.

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