ALMA image of carbon monoxide around Beta Pictoris (infographic)

The ALMA image of carbon monoxide around Beta Pictoris (above) can be deprojected (below) to simulate a view looking down on the system, revealing the large concentration of gas in its outer reaches. For comparison, orbits within the Solar System are shown for scale.

Credit:

ALMA (ESO/NAOJ/NRAO) and NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center/F. Reddy

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Id:eso1408d
Type:Ontwerp
Publicatiedatum:6 maart 2014 20:00
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Over het object

Naam:Beta Pictoris
Type:Milky Way : Star : Circumstellar Material : Planetary System
Categorie:Exoplanets
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