Inner region of the TW Hydrae protoplanetary disc as imaged by ALMA

This ALMA image of the young nearby star TW Hydrae has a resolution of 1 AU (Astronomical Unit, the distance from the Earth to the Sun in the Solar System). It reveals a gap in the disc at 1 AU, suggesting that a planet with a similar orbit to Earth is forming there.

Forrás:

S. Andrews (Harvard-Smithsonian CfA); B. Saxton (NRAO/AUI/NSF); ALMA (ESO/NAOJ/NRAO)

About the Image

Id:eso1611c
Típus:Observation
Közzététel napja:2016. március 31. 16.00
Related releases:eso1611
Size:1200 x 1200 px

About the Object

Név:TW Hydrae
Típus:Milky Way : Star : Circumstellar Material : Disk : Protoplanetary
Constellation:Hydra
Category:Exoplanets

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Coordinates

Position (RA):11 1 51.91
Position (Dec):-34° 42' 17.03"
Field of view:0.00 x 0.00 arcminutes
Orientation:North is -0.0° left of vertical

Colours & filters

BandWavelengthTelescope
Millimeter870 μmAtacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array