A Cosmic Pretzel

The Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA) captured this unprecedented image of two circumstellar disks, in which baby stars are growing, feeding with material from their surrounding birth disk. The complex network of dust structures distributed in spiral shapes remind of the loops of a pretzel. These observations shed new light on the earliest phases of the lives of stars and help astronomers determine the conditions in which binary stars are born.

Mynd/Myndskeið:

ALMA (ESO/NAOJ/NRAO), Alves et al.

Um myndina

Auðkenni:eso1916a
Tegund:Athuganir
Útgáfudagur:Okt 4, 2019, 10:00 CEST
Tengdar fréttatilkynningar:eso1916
Stærð:1881 x 1371 px

Um fyrirbærið

Nafn:[BHB2007] 11
Tegund:Milky Way : Nebula : Type : Star Formation
Constellation:Ophiuchus
Flokkur:Stars

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Position (RA):17 11 23.11
Position (Dec):-27° 24' 32.88"
Field of view:0.03 x 0.02 arcminutes
Stefna:Norður er -0.0° vinstri frá lóðréttu

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TíðnisviðBylgjulengdSjónauki
Millímetri
H2CO
1.3 mmAtacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array
Band 6

 

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