ESOcast 77: Mysterious Ripples Found Racing Through Planet-forming Disc

Images from ESO’s Very Large Telescope and the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope have revealed unique and totally unexpected structures in the dusty disc around the star AU Microscopii. These fast-moving wave-like dust features are unlike anything ever observed, or even predicted, before now.

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Visual design and editing: Martin Kornmesser and Luis Calçada.
Editing: Martin Kornmesser and Herbert Zodet.
Web and technical support: Mathias André and Raquel Yumi Shida.
Written by: Georgia Bladon, Mathias Jäger and Richard Hook.
Narration: Sara Mendes da Costa.
Music: Mat Jarvis (http://microscopics.co.uk), Johan B. Monell (www.johanmonell.com), STAN DART (www.stan-dart.com).
Footage and photos: ESO, Luis Calçada, Martin Kornmesser, Christoph Malin (christophmalin.com) and NASA.
Directed by: Mathias Jäger and Herbert Zodet.
Executive producer: Lars Lindberg Christensen.

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Id:eso1538a
Release date:7 October 2015, 19:00
Related releases:eso1538
Related announcements:ann15079
Duration:04 m 20 s
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