Comparison of HL Tauri with the Solar System

This image compares the size of the Solar System with HL Tauri and its surrounding protoplanetary disc. Although the star is much smaller than the Sun, the disc around HL Tauri stretches out to almost three times as far from the star as Neptune is from the Sun.

Credit:

ALMA (ESO/NAOJ/NRAO)

About the Image

Id:eso1436e
Type:Collage
Release date:6 November 2014, 13:00
Related releases:eso1436
Size:5460 x 3463 px

About the Object

Name:HL Tauri
Type:Milky Way : Star : Circumstellar Material : Disk : Protoplanetary
Category:Stars

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