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ALMA image of carbon monoxide around Beta Pictoris (infographic)

The ALMA image of carbon monoxide around Beta Pictoris (above) can be deprojected (below) to simulate a view looking down on the system, revealing the large concentration of gas in its outer reaches. For comparison, orbits within the Solar System are shown for scale.

Credit:

ALMA (ESO/NAOJ/NRAO) and NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center/F. Reddy

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About the Image

Id:eso1408d
Language:en-us
Type:Artwork
Release date:6 March 2014, 20:00
Related releases:eso1408
Size:1920 x 2880 px

About the Object

Name:Beta Pictoris
Type:• Milky Way : Star : Circumstellar Material : Planetary System
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