The Flying Saucer protoplanetary disc around 2MASS J16281370-2431391

The young star 2MASS J16281370-2431391 lies in the spectacular Rho Ophiuchi star formation region, about 400 light-years from Earth. It is surrounded by a disc of gas and dust — such discs are called protoplanetary discs as they are the early stages in the creation of planetary systems. This particular disc is seen nearly edge-on, and its appearance in visible light pictures has led to its being nicknamed the Flying Saucer.

This close-up infrared view of the Flying Saucer comes from the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope.

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Auðkenni:eso1604b
Tegund:Athuganir
Útgáfudagur:Feb 3, 2016, 12:00 CET
Tengdar fréttatilkynningar:eso1604
Stærð:402 x 383 px

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Nafn:2MASS J16281370-2431391
Tegund:Milky Way : Star : Circumstellar Material : Disk : Protoplanetary
Constellation:Ophiuchus
Flokkur:Stars

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Position (RA):16 28 13.47
Position (Dec):-24° 31' 38.73"
Field of view:0.33 x 0.32 arcminutes
Stefna:Norður er 46.3° vinstri frá lóðréttu

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Innrautt
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1.1 μmHubble Space Telescope
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1.6 μmHubble Space Telescope
Innrautt2.05 μmHubble Space Telescope

 

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