Artist’s impression of the disc around the young star TW Hydrae

This artist’s impression shows the closest known protoplanetary disc, around the star TW Hydrae in the huge constellation of Hydra (The Female Watersnake). The organic molecule methyl alcohol (methanol) has been found by the Atacama Large Millimeter/Submillimeter Array (ALMA) in this disc. This is the first such detection of the compound in a young planet-forming disc.

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ESO/M. Kornmesser

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Auðkenni:eso1619a
Tegund:Uppdráttur
Útgáfudagur:Jún 15, 2016, 12:00 CEST
Tengdar fréttatilkynningar:eso1619
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Nafn:TW Hydrae
Tegund:Milky Way : Star : Circumstellar Material : Disk : Protoplanetary
Fjarlægð:170 ljósár
Flokkur:Exoplanets

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