SPHERE image of the disc around AB Aurigae

This image shows the disc around the young AB Aurigae star, where ESO’s Very Large Telescope (VLT) has spotted signs of planet birth. Close to the centre of the image, in the inner region of the disc, we see the ‘twist’ (in very bright yellow) that scientists believe marks the spot where a planet is forming. This twist lies at about the same distance from the AB Aurigae star as Neptune from the Sun.

The image was obtained with the VLT’s SPHERE instrument in polarised light.

Mynd/Myndskeið:

ESO/Boccaletti et al.

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Auðkenni:eso2008a
Tegund:Athuganir
Útgáfudagur:Maí 20, 2020, 14:00 CEST
Tengdar fréttatilkynningar:eso2008
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Nafn:AB Aurigae
Tegund:Milky Way : Star : Type : Variable
Constellation:Auriga
Flokkur:Stars

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Position (RA):4 55 45.87
Position (Dec):30° 33' 3.89"
Field of view:0.13 x 0.13 arcminutes
Stefna:Norður er -0.0° vinstri frá lóðréttu

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TíðnisviðBylgjulengdSjónauki
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1.625 μmVery Large Telescope
SPHERE

 

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