Comparison of HL Tauri with the Solar System

This image compares the size of the Solar System with HL Tauri and its surrounding protoplanetary disc. Although the star is much smaller than the Sun, the disc around HL Tauri stretches out to almost three times as far from the star as Neptune is from the Sun.

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ALMA (ESO/NAOJ/NRAO)

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Auðkenni:eso1436e
Tegund:Háskóli
Útgáfudagur:Nóv 6, 2014, 13:00 CET
Tengdar fréttatilkynningar:eso1436
Stærð:5460 x 3463 px

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Nafn:HL Tauri
Tegund:Milky Way : Star : Circumstellar Material : Disk : Protoplanetary
Flokkur:Stars

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