Artist’s impression of bright exozodiacal light

This artist’s view from an imagined planet around a nearby star shows the brilliant glow of exozodiacal light extending up into the sky and swamping the Milky Way. This light is starlight reflected from hot dust created as the result of collisions between asteroids, and the evaporation of comets. The presence of such thick dust clouds in the inner regions around some stars may pose an obstacle to the direct imaging of Earth-like planets in the future.

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ESO/L. Calçada

Rreth fotografisë

Id:eso1435a
Tipi:Punim artistik
Data e Publikimit:Nën 3, 2014, 12:00 CET
Publikime të ngjashme:eso1435
Përmasat:4721 x 2951 px

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Tipi:Milky Way : Star : Circumstellar Material : Planetary System
Kategori:Exoplanets
Illustrations

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