ALMA observes a ring around the bright star Fomalhaut

This view shows a new picture of the dust ring around the bright star Fomalhaut from the Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA). The underlying blue picture shows an earlier picture obtained by the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope. The new ALMA image has given astronomers a major breakthrough in understanding a nearby planetary system and provided valuable clues about how such systems form and evolve. Note that ALMA has so far only observed a part of the ring.

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ALMA (ESO/NAOJ/NRAO). Visible light image: the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope

Acknowledgement: A.C. Boley (University of Florida, Sagan Fellow), M.J. Payne, E.B. Ford, M. Shabran (University of Florida), S. Corder (North American ALMA Science Center, National Radio Astronomy Observatory), and W. Dent (ALMA, Chile), P. Kalas, J. Graham, E. Chiang, E. Kite (University of California, Berkeley), M. Clampin (NASA Goddard Space Flight Center), M. Fitzgerald (Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory), and K. Stapelfeldt and J. Krist (NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory)

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Id:eso1216a
Tipi:Vëzhgim
Data e Publikimit:Pri 12, 2012, 15:00 CEST
Publikime të ngjashme:eso1216
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Rreth objektit

Emri:Fomalhaut
Tipi:Milky Way : Star : Circumstellar Material
Distanca:25 vite dritë
Constellation:Piscis Austrinus
Kategori:Stars

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Koordinatat

Position (RA):22 57 39.04
Position (Dec):-29° 37' 19.83"

Ngjyra & filtera

BandaTeleskopi
OptikHubble Space Telescope
ACS
MilimetërAtacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array

 

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