Protoplanetary discs observed with SPHERE

These three planetary discs have been observed with the SPHERE instrument, mounted on ESO’s Very Large Telescope. The observations were made in order to shed light on the enigmatic evolution of fledgling planetary systems.

The central parts of the images appear dark because SPHERE blocks out the light from the brilliant central stars to reveal the much fainter structures surrounding them.

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ESO

About the Image

Id:eso1640a
Type:Artwork
Release date:9 November 2016, 12:00
Related releases:eso1640
Size:2098 x 699 px

About the Object

Type:Milky Way : Star : Circumstellar Material : Disk : Protoplanetary
Category:Stars

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