Artist’s animation of the WDJ0914+1914 system

This animation shows the white dwarf WDJ0914+1914 and its Neptune-like exoplanet. Since the icy giant orbits the hot white dwarf at close range, the extreme ultraviolet radiation from the star strips away the planet’s atmosphere. While most of this stripped gas escapes, giving the planet a comet-like tail, some of it swirls into a disc, itself accreting onto the white dwarf.

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ESO/M. Kornmesser

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Tunnistus:eso1919b
Julkaisupäivä:4. joulukuuta 2019 19:00
Vastaavat julkaisut:eso1919
Kesto:15 s
Frame rate:25 fps

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Nimi:WDJ0914+1914
Tyyppi:Milky Way : Star : Circumstellar Material : Planetary System
Kategoria:Exoplanets

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