Schematic view 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.

This schematic diagram shows how the dust (brown) and gas (blue) is distributed around the star, and how a young planet is clearing the central gap.

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ESO/M. Kornmesser

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Id:eso1549b
Tip:Ilustracija
Datum objavljivanja:16. decembar 2015. 12:00
Povezana saopštenja:eso1549
Veličina:3840 x 2268 px

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Tip:Milky Way : Star : Circumstellar Material : Disk
Kategorija:Illustrations

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