A Cosmic Pretzel

The Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA) captured this unprecedented image of two circumstellar disks, in which baby stars are growing, feeding with material from their surrounding birth disk. The complex network of dust structures distributed in spiral shapes remind of the loops of a pretzel. These observations shed new light on the earliest phases of the lives of stars and help astronomers determine the conditions in which binary stars are born.

Të drejtat:

ALMA (ESO/NAOJ/NRAO), Alves et al.

Rreth fotografisë

Id:eso1916a
Tipi:Vëzhgim
Data e Publikimit:Oct 4, 2019, 10:00 CEST
Publikime të ngjashme:eso1916
Përmasat:1881 x 1371 px

Rreth objektit

Emri:[BHB2007] 11
Tipi:Milky Way : Nebula : Type : Star Formation
Constellation:Ophiuchus
Kategori:Stars

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Koordinatat

Position (RA):17 11 23.11
Position (Dec):-27° 24' 32.88"
Field of view:0.03 x 0.02 arcminutes
Orientimi:Veriu është -0.0° majtas vertikales

Ngjyra & filtera

BandaGjatësi valeTeleskopi
Milimetër
H2CO
1.3 mmAtacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array
Band 6

 

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