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Circumplanetary Disk

(disk of dust and gas around a planet)

A Circumplanetary Disk is a disk surrounding a planet analogous to a Circumstellar Disk around a star. These are theorized and plans are to attempt to detect them around Extra Solar Planets. They are presumed to exist in young systems and presumed to be the source of Moons.

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