Artist’s impression of the disc around the young star TW Hydrae

This artist’s impression shows the closest known protoplanetary disc, around the star TW Hydrae in the huge constellation of Hydra (The Female Watersnake). The organic molecule methyl alcohol (methanol) has been found by the Atacama Large Millimeter/Submillimeter Array (ALMA) in this disc. This is the first such detection of the compound in a young planet-forming disc.

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ESO/M. Kornmesser

O slici

Id:eso1619a
Tip:Ilustracija
Datum objavljivanja:15. jun 2016. 12:00
Povezana saopštenja:eso1619
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O objektu

Naziv:TW Hydrae
Tip:Milky Way : Star : Circumstellar Material : Disk : Protoplanetary
Udaljenost:170 svetlosnih godina
Kategorija:Exoplanets

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