Artist's impression of the disc around a young star

This video shows an artist’s impression of the evolution of the disc around a young star like HL Tauri. From the material in the disc — mostly gas and fine dust — planets begin to form and sweep up surrounding material to create dark patches and ring structures in this disc.

Note that the planets are not shown to scale.

Credit:

ESO/L. Calçada

About the Video

Id:eso1436c
Release date:6 November 2014, 13:00
Related releases:eso1436
Duration:40 s

About the Object

Name:HL Tauri
Category:Stars

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