Cartoons of Disk Evolution


A young, accreting disk, made of well-mixed dust and gas.



Some grain coagulation and sedimentation are happening...



Transition object: the inner disk is optically thin, but there is still some accretion...



... until the accretion ceases.


How to make nice disks pictures? I did them in almost no time with OpenOffice, plus some gimp to add accretion funnels and other details.