Mysterious ripples moving through the disc of AU Microscopii

This short timelapse sequence shows images of the debris disc around the nearby star AU Microscopii in 2010, 2011 and 2014. The two earlier images were from the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope and the final one from the new SPHERE instrument on ESO's Very Large Telescope. Ripple-like dust features in the disc are moving rapidly away from the star.

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ESO, ESA & NASA

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Id:eso1538c
Release date:7 October 2015, 19:00
Related releases:eso1538
Duration:10 s
Frame rate:30 fps

About the Object

Name:Au Microscopii
Type:Milky Way : Star : Circumstellar Material : Disk
Category:Stars

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