Disc Around Young Star

Artist's impression of the environment of a young star, showing the geometry of the dust disc in the outer area and the hot gas disc closer to the central star. Note that the image is not to scale and the inner gas disc, which was studied by the astronomers using ESO's Very Large Telescope Interferometer, is smaller than the distance between the Earth and the Sun, while the whole disc is tens of times larger.

Credit:

Credit: ESO/L. Calçada

About the Image

Id:eso0835a
Type:Artwork
Release date:10 October 2008
Related releases:eso0835
Size:2818 x 1990 px

About the Object

Name:Stars
Type:Solar System : Star : Circumstellar Material : Disk
Category:Illustrations
Stars

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