Skip to content

Toggle service links

You are here

  1. Home
  2. How do planets form?

How do planets form?


Despite decades of progress in discovering planets outside our solar system, research by the OU has concluded that there is still insufficient evidence to say exactly how planets are made. The research is led by a team of OU academics headed up by Dr Helen Fraser, Senior Lecturer in Astronomy at the School of Physical Sciences.

Read the full story and paper.

Contact our news team

For all out of hours enquiries, please telephone +44 (0)7901 515891

Contact details

News & articles

Man in a suit, wearing glasses and holding a document, coming out of a door

Mini budget 2022: experts react to the new UK government’s spending and tax-cut plans

UK chancellor Kwasi Kwarteng has just launched the biggest package of tax cuts in half a century. This will involve around £45bn of reductions for people and businesses by 2027 – 50% more than anticipated before the mini-budget announcement.

26th September 2022
See all