ALMA image of the disc around the young star TW Hydrae

This video shows ALMA’s best image of a protoplanetary disc to date. The picture of the nearby young star TW Hydrae reveals the classic rings and gaps that signify planets are in formation in this system.

Credit:

S. Andrews (Harvard-Smithsonian CfA); B. Saxton (NRAO/AUI/NSF); ALMA (ESO/NAOJ/NRAO). Music: Johan B. Monell (www.johanmonell.com).

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Id:eso1611a
Release date:31 March 2016, 16:00
Related releases:eso1611
Duration:50 s
Frame rate:30 fps

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