Artist’s impression of a transitional disc around a young star

Astronomers using the Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA) have found telltale differences between the gaps in the gas and the dust in discs around four young stars. These new observations are the clearest indications yet that planets with masses several times that of Jupiter have recently formed in these discs.

Credit:

ALMA (ESO/NAOJ/NRAO)/M. Kornmesser

About the Image

Id:eso1549a
Type:Artwork
Release date:16 December 2015, 12:00
Related releases:eso1549
Size:3840 x 2481 px

About the Object

Type:Milky Way : Star : Circumstellar Material : Disk
Category:Illustrations

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