Artist’s animation of the WDJ0914+1914 system

This animation shows the white dwarf WDJ0914+1914 and its Neptune-like exoplanet. Since the icy giant orbits the hot white dwarf at close range, the extreme ultraviolet radiation from the star strips away the planet’s atmosphere. While most of this stripped gas escapes, giving the planet a comet-like tail, some of it swirls into a disc, itself accreting onto the white dwarf.

Credit:

ESO/M. Kornmesser

About the Video

Id:eso1919b
Release date:4 December 2019, 19:00
Related releases:eso1919
Duration:15 s
Frame rate:25 fps

About the Object

Name:WDJ0914+1914
Type:Milky Way : Star : Circumstellar Material : Planetary System
Category:Exoplanets

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