ALMA image of the protoplanetary disc around V883 Orionis (annotated)

This image of the planet-forming disc around the young star V883 Orionis was obtained by ALMA in long-baseline mode. This star is currently in outburst, which has pushed the water snow line further from the star and allowed it to be detected for the first time. The dark ring midway through the disc is the water snowline, the point from the star where the temperature and pressure dip low enough for water ice to form.

The orbits of the planet Neptune and dwarf planet Pluto in our Solar System are shown for scale.

Mynd/Myndskeið:

ALMA (ESO/NAOJ/NRAO)/L. Cieza

Um myndina

Auðkenni:eso1626e
Tegund:Uppdráttur
Útgáfudagur:Júl 13, 2016, 19:00 CEST
Tengdar fréttatilkynningar:eso1626
Stærð:4931 x 4383 px

Um fyrirbærið

Nafn:V883 Orionis
Tegund:Milky Way : Star : Circumstellar Material : Disk : Protoplanetary
Flokkur:Exoplanets
Stars

Myndasnið

Stór JPEG
882,0 KB

Þysjanleg


Bakgrunnsmynd

1024x768
100,9 KB
1280x1024
137,8 KB
1600x1200
182,1 KB
1920x1200
213,5 KB
2048x1536
250,7 KB

 

Sjá einnig