Zooming in on the orange dwarf star PDS 70 and its newly discovered planet

This sequence takes the viewer towards the southern constellation of Centaurus. We zoom in on the orange dwarf star PDS 70. The final shot shows the spectacular new image of the planet PDS 70b cleaving a path through the planet-forming material surrounding the young star.

Credit:

ESO, N. Risinger (skysurvey.org), DSS. Music: Astral electronic.

About the Video

Id:eso1821b
Release date:2 July 2018, 12:00
Related releases:eso1821
Duration:50 s
Frame rate:30 fps

About the Object

Name:PDS 70
Category:Exoplanets

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