Wide-field view of part of the Taurus star formation region

This wide field image shows extensive dust and small clumps of star formation in part of the Taurus star formation region. A faint star at the centre of this picture is the young binary star 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. This picture was created from images from the Digitized Sky Survey 2.

Mynd/Myndskeið:

ESO/Digitized Sky Survey 2. Acknowledgement: Davide De Martin

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Auðkenni:eso1423c
Tegund:Athuganir
Útgáfudagur:Júl 30, 2014, 19:00 CEST
Tengdar fréttatilkynningar:eso1423
Stærð:10659 x 10674 px

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Nafn:HK Tauri
Tegund:Milky Way : Star : Grouping : Binary
Constellation:Taurus
Flokkur:Stars

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Position (RA):4 31 50.53
Position (Dec):24° 24' 23.41"
Field of view:178.89 x 179.15 arcminutes
Stefna:Norður er 0.6° højre frá lóðréttu

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