Dust trap animation

This artist’s rendering shows the behaviour of different sized particles in the disc of dust that surrounds Oph-IRS 48 system. The bigger particles, millimetres in diameter, tend to clump together in a safe haven that allows them to grow even further, eventually forming boulders and then comets.


ESO/L. Calçada

About the Video

Release date:6 June 2013, 20:00
Related releases:eso1325
Duration:01m 13s

About the Object

Name:Oph-IRS 48, Ophiuchus
Type:• Milky Way : Star : Evolutionary Stage : Young Stellar Object
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