ALMA image of the disc around the young star TW Hydrae

ALMA’s best image of a protoplanetary disc to date. This picture of the nearby young star TW Hydrae reveals the classic rings and gaps that signify planets are in formation in this system.

Credit:

S. Andrews (Harvard-Smithsonian CfA); B. Saxton (NRAO/AUI/NSF); ALMA (ESO/NAOJ/NRAO)

About the Image

Id:eso1611a
Type:Observation
Release date:31 March 2016, 16:00
Related releases:eso1619, eso1611
Size:1200 x 1200 px

About the Object

Name:TW Hydrae
Type:Milky Way : Star : Circumstellar Material : Disk : Protoplanetary
Constellation:Hydra
Category:Exoplanets

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Coordinates

Position (RA):11 1 51.91
Position (Dec):-34° 42' 17.03"
Field of view:0.03 x 0.03 arcminutes
Orientation:North is -0.0° left of vertical

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BandWavelengthTelescope
Millimeter870 μmAtacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array

 

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