Europlanet Science Congress 2022
Palacio de Congresos de Granada, Spain
18 – 23 September 2022
Europlanet Science Congress 2022
Palacio de Congresos de Granada, Spain
18 September – 23 September 2022

EXOA2

The hidden newly born planets
Convener: Antonio Garufi | Co-conveners: Paola Pinilla, Feng Long, Stefano Facchini, Farzana Meru

The spatially resolved characterization of planet-forming disks carried out over the last decade suggests that massive planets form very soon after a star is born. Nonetheless, newly born planets remain very elusive and up to date, we only have one confirmed young exoplanet system embedded in the natal disk.

On the one hand, the census of planet-forming disks depicted by ALMA revealed a number of substructures that are ascribed to the disk interaction with forming planets. The exquisite data quality achieved by some datasets even enabled the prediction of the mass and location of the putative planets. On the other hand, the most promising technique aimed at detecting such planets, that is the direct imaging in the near-infrared, has so far yielded limited results.

In this session, we bring together experts from different disciplines of the planet formation in order to review what are the reasons to believe (or not) that planets embedded in disks are common but elusive as well as what is the best strategy to reveal their existence in the near future.