Artist's 3d impression of the disc around the young star HL Tauri

This video shows an artist’s three-dimensional impression of the disc around the young star HL Tauri as seen using ALMA. From the material in the disc — mostly gas and fine dust — planets are forming and sweeping up the surrounding material to create dark gaps and ring structures in this disc.

Credit:

ESO/M. Kornmesser

About the Video

Id:eso1436d
Release date:6 November 2014, 13:00
Related releases:eso1436
Duration:25 s

About the Object

Name:HL Tauri
Type:Local Universe : Star : Circumstellar Material : Disk
Category:Stars

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