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The snowline in the protoplanetary disk and extrasolar planets TEXT SIZE: A A A

Protoplanetary disks form from collapsing clouds of dust and gas that are part of young star systems. As these systems mature, heat from the young star causes ice in the inner part of the star system to sublimate into gas. The distance from the star where ice can remain solid is called the snowline. This article explores properties of snowlines in developing star systems, giving researchers insight into this field.

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