The planet-forming disc around the star V883 Orionis (artist’s impression)

This artist’s impression shows the planet-forming disc around the star V883 Orionis. In the outermost part of the disc water is frozen out as ice and therefore can’t be easily detected. An outburst of energy from the star heats the inner disc to a temperature where water is gaseous, enabling astronomers to detect it.

Credit:

ESO/L. Calçada

About the Image

Id:eso2302c
Type:Artwork
Release date:8 March 2023, 17:00
Related releases:eso2302
Size:5000 x 3000 px

About the Object

Name:V833 Orionis
Type:Milky Way : Galaxy : Component : Disk

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