SPHERE images a zoo of dusty discs around young stars

New images from the SPHERE instrument on ESO’s Very Large Telescope are revealing the dusty discs surrounding nearby young stars in greater detail than previously achieved. They show a bizarre variety of shapes, sizes and structures, including the likely effects of planets still in the process of forming.

Credit:

ESO/H. Avenhaus et al./E. Sissa et al./DARTT-S and SHINE collaborations

About the Image

Id:eso1811a
Type:Collage
Release date:11 April 2018, 12:00
Related releases:eso1811
Size:1844 x 1845 px

About the Object

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

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Colours & filters

BandWavelengthTelescope
Infrared
H
1.625 μmVery Large Telescope
SPHERE
Infrared
H2H3
1.593 μmVery Large Telescope
SPHERE
Infrared
H2H3
1.667 μmVery Large Telescope
SPHERE

 

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