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How are planets born?

Assistant Professor and Royal Society Dorthy Hodgkin Fellow in the Astronomy and Astrophysics group Farzana Meru researches planet formation, planet evolution and disc evolution. She is taking part in the British Science Festival happening on campus in September.

Details of Farzana's event at the British Science Festival are below.

Birth of planets

In swirls of gas and dust, planets are being born. So-called protoplanetary discs whirl around a central star, with the potential to one day form into something similar to our solar system.

Using high resolution images of outer space and computer modelling, astronomer Farzana Meru takes you on a wonderous journey to explore the birth and evolution of planets.