ALMA image of dust trap/comet factory around Oph-IRS 48 (annotated)

Annotated image from the Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA) showing the dust trap in the disc that surrounds the system Oph-IRS 48. The dust trap provides a safe haven for the tiny dust particles in the disc, allowing them to clump together and grow to sizes that allow them to survive on their own. The green area is the dust trap, where the bigger particles accumulate. The size of the orbit of Neptune is shown in the upper left corner to show the scale.

Të drejtat:

ALMA (ESO/NAOJ/NRAO)/Nienke van der Marel

Rreth fotografisë

Data e Publikimit:Qer 6, 2013, 20:00 CEST
Publikime të ngjashme:eso1325
Përmasat:1156 x 901 px

Rreth objektit

Emri:Oph-IRS 48, Ophiuchus
Tipi:Milky Way : Star : Circumstellar Material : Planetary System
Distanca:400 vite dritë

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Ngjyra & filtera

BandaGjatësi valeTeleskopi
Band 9
450 μmAtacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array
Infra të kuqe18 μmVery Large Telescope