A disc around a massive baby star (artist's impression)

Artist's impression of a dusty disc closely encircling a massive baby star. Astronomers have been able to obtain the first image of such a disc, providing direct evidence that massive stars do form in the same way as their smaller brethren — and closing an enduring debate.The flared disc extends to about 130 times the Earth–Sun distance — or astronomical units (AU) — and has a mass similar to that of the star, roughly twenty times the Sun. In addition, the inner parts of the disc are shown to be devoid of dust.

Kredit:

ESO/L. Calçada/M. Kornmesser

O snímku

Id:eso1029a
Typ:Kresba
Datum zveřejnění:14. července 2010 19:00
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O objektu

Jméno:Protoplanetary disc
Typ:Milky Way : Star : Circumstellar Material : Disk : Protoplanetary
Kategorie:Illustrations
Stars

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