Young Planetary Systems: ngVLA Key Science Goal 1

Video Credit: NRAO

Science Video • January 31st, 2019

The ngVLA will measure the planet initial mass function down to a mass of 5–10 Earth masses and unveil the formation of planetary systems similar to our own Solar System by probing the presence of planets on orbital radii as small as 0.5 AU at the distance of 140 pc. The ngVLA will also reveal circumplanetary disks and sub-structures in the distribution of mm-size dust particles created by close-in planets and will measure the orbital motion of these features on monthly timescales.