Zooming in on the PDS 70 system

This sequence takes the viewer towards the southern constellation of Centaurus. We zoom in on the orange dwarf star PDS 70, which is located about 400 light-years away and has at least two planets orbiting it. The final shot shows the spectacular new image, taken with the Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA) of the PDS 70 system, where a moon-forming disc is visible around planet PDS 70c.


ESO, N. Risinger (skysurvey.org), DSS, ALMA (ESO/NAOJ/NRAO)/Benisty et al. Music: Astral electronic.

About the Video

Release date:22 July 2021, 14:00
Related releases:eso2111
Duration:50 s
Frame rate:25 fps

About the Object

Name:PDS 70, PDS 70c
Type:Milky Way : Star : Circumstellar Material : Planetary System

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