The motions of material in the discs around the young double star HK Tauri

This picture shows the key velocity data taken with ALMA that helped the astronomers determine that the discs in HK Tauri were misaligned. The red areas represent material moving away from Earth and the blue indicates material moving toward us.


NASA/JPL-Caltech/R. Hurt (IPAC)

About the Image

Release date:30 July 2014, 19:00
Related releases:eso1423
Size:2400 x 1350 px

About the Object

Name:HK Tauri
Type:• Milky Way : Star : Grouping : Binary

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Position (RA):4 31 50.71
Position (Dec):24° 24' 21.96"
Field of view:0.21 x 0.12 arcminutes
Orientation:North is 92.7° right of vertical


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