Ice Formation in a Protoplanetary Disk
Release Date: March 09, 2018 10:00AM (EST)
Release ID: 2018-14
Media Use: Copyright
About This Video
In this animation we fly into a protoplanetary disk surrounding a young star. Within the disk, tiny dust grains accumulate layers of ice over thousands of years. These cosmic snowflakes are swept up by forming planets, delivering key ingredients for life.