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Archive – February 2011

On February 17 2011 the SEEDS project (Strategic Explorations of Exoplanets and Disks with Subaru: PI Motohide Tamura, NAOJ and University of Tokyo) announced new, high-resolution images of the protoplanetary disks around two nearby young stars, AB Aur and LkCa15. Both disks show fine detail on a scale of about 30 AU (the distance between the Sun and Neptune). The AB Aur disk has two tilted, irregular rings, while the LkCa15 disk has a large inner gap, in both cas