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The evolution of gas in disks

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  22 October 2009

Joan Najita
Affiliation:
National Optical Astronomy Observatory, Tucson, AZ 85719, USA
Mario Livio
Affiliation:
Space Telescope Science Institute, Baltimore
Kailash Sahu
Affiliation:
Space Telescope Science Institute, Baltimore
Jeff Valenti
Affiliation:
Space Telescope Science Institute, Baltimore
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Significant progress has been made over the last few decades in probing the gaseous component of planet-forming disks. I discuss how an understanding of the evolution of the gas in disks can help us to understand the processes of giant and terrestrial planet formation. I also discuss the observational tools that are currently available to study the gaseous component. These include in situ probes of the gas, as well as more indirect probes, such as stellar accretion rates. These tools can be used to probe the evolutionary status of various classes of young stars and thereby provide additional insights into the physical processes that govern planet formation.

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A Decade of Extrasolar Planets around Normal Stars
Proceedings of the Space Telescope Science Institute Symposium, held in Baltimore, Maryland May 2–5, 2005
, pp. 106 - 120
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Print publication year: 2008

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  • The evolution of gas in disks
    • By Joan Najita, National Optical Astronomy Observatory, Tucson, AZ 85719, USA
  • Edited by Mario Livio, Space Telescope Science Institute, Baltimore, Kailash Sahu, Space Telescope Science Institute, Baltimore, Jeff Valenti, Space Telescope Science Institute, Baltimore
  • Book: A Decade of Extrasolar Planets around Normal Stars
  • Online publication: 22 October 2009
  • Chapter DOI: https://doi.org/10.1017/CBO9780511536304.010
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  • The evolution of gas in disks
    • By Joan Najita, National Optical Astronomy Observatory, Tucson, AZ 85719, USA
  • Edited by Mario Livio, Space Telescope Science Institute, Baltimore, Kailash Sahu, Space Telescope Science Institute, Baltimore, Jeff Valenti, Space Telescope Science Institute, Baltimore
  • Book: A Decade of Extrasolar Planets around Normal Stars
  • Online publication: 22 October 2009
  • Chapter DOI: https://doi.org/10.1017/CBO9780511536304.010
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  • The evolution of gas in disks
    • By Joan Najita, National Optical Astronomy Observatory, Tucson, AZ 85719, USA
  • Edited by Mario Livio, Space Telescope Science Institute, Baltimore, Kailash Sahu, Space Telescope Science Institute, Baltimore, Jeff Valenti, Space Telescope Science Institute, Baltimore
  • Book: A Decade of Extrasolar Planets around Normal Stars
  • Online publication: 22 October 2009
  • Chapter DOI: https://doi.org/10.1017/CBO9780511536304.010
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