Artist’s impression of the discs around the young stars HK Tauri A and B

This artist’s impression shows a striking pair of wildly misaligned planet-forming gas discs around both the young stars in the binary system HK Tauri. ALMA observations of this system have provided the clearest picture ever of protoplanetary discs in a double star. The new result demonstrates one possible way to explain why so many exoplanets — unlike the planets in the Solar System — came to have strange, eccentric or inclined orbits.

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R. Hurt (NASA/JPL-Caltech/IPAC)

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Auðkenni:eso1423a
Tegund:Uppdráttur
Útgáfudagur:Júl 30, 2014, 19:00 CEST
Tengdar fréttatilkynningar:eso1423
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Nafn:HK Tauri
Tegund:Milky Way : Star : Grouping : Binary
Flokkur:Illustrations

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