Artist's impression of Beta Pictoris

This artist's concept illustrates the preferred model for explaining ALMA observations of Beta Pictoris. The new observations from ALMA now show that the disc around the star is permeated by carbon monoxide gas. The presence of carbon monoxide could indicate that the Beta Pictoris planetary system may eventually become a good habitat for life. At the outer fringes of the system, the gravitational influence of a hypothetical giant planet (bottom left) captures comets into a dense, massive swarm (right) where frequent collisions occur.

Autorska prava:

NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center/F. Reddy

O slici

Id:eso1408a
Tip:Ilustracija
Datum objavljivanja:6. mart 2014. 20:00
Povezana saopštenja:eso1408
Veličina:3839 x 2160 px

O objektu

Naziv:Beta Pictoris
Tip:Milky Way : Star : Circumstellar Material : Planetary System
Kategorija:Exoplanets
Illustrations
Stars

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