Artist’s impression of the disc around the young star TW Hydrae

This artist’s impression shows the closest known protoplanetary disc, around the star TW Hydrae in the huge constellation of Hydra (The Female Watersnake). The organic molecule methyl alcohol (methanol) has been found by the Atacama Large Millimeter/Submillimeter Array (ALMA) in this disc. This is the first such detection of the compound in a young planet-forming disc.

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ESO/M. Kornmesser

À propos de l'image

Identification:eso1619b
Type:Dessin
Date de publication:15 juin 2016 12:00
Communiqués de presse en rapport:eso1619
Taille:7680 x 4800 px

À propos de l'objet

Nom:TW Hydrae, TW Hydrae Association
Type:Milky Way : Star : Circumstellar Material : Planetary System
Catégorie:Exoplanets
Illustrations

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