2014-04-24. Astronomical Forensics Uncover Planetary Disks in NASA's Hubble Archive.

posted May 11, 2014, 9:41 PM by Alan Gould

For GSS A Changing Cosmos chapter 7. Excerpt: Astronomers using NASA's Hubble Space Telescope have applied a new image processing technique to obtain near-infrared scattered light photos of five disks observed around young stars in the Mikulski Archive for Space Telescopes database. These disks are telltale evidence for newly formed planets. If astronomers initially miss something in their review of data, they can make new discoveries by revisiting earlier data with new image processing techniques, thanks to the wealth of information stored in the Hubble data archive.... http://www.nasa.gov/press/2014/april/astronomical-forensics-uncover-planetary-disks-in-nasas-hubble-archive/#.U22cK8ePPAA.  NASA Release 14-114.

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