How GW Orionis got its ring (computer simulation)

This computer simulation shows the evolution of the GW Orionis system. The scientists believe the disc around the three stars in the system was initially flat, much like the planet-forming disc we see around many stars. Their simulation shows that the misalignment in the orbits of the three stars caused the disc around them to break into distinct rings, which is exactly what they see in the observations of the system.

Crédit:

Exeter/Kraus et al.

À propos de la vidéo

Identification:eso2014d
Date de publication:3 septembre 2020 20:00
Communiqués de presse en rapport:eso2014
Durée:40 s
Frame rate:25 fps

À propos de l'objet

Nom:GW Orionis
Type:Milky Way : Star : Grouping : Triple
Milky Way : Star : Circumstellar Material : Planetary System
Catégorie:Stars

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