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.

Mynd/Myndskeið:

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

Um myndina

Auðkenni:eso1611c
Tegund:Athuganir
Útgáfudagur:Mar 31, 2016, 16:00 CEST
Tengdar fréttatilkynningar:eso1611
Stærð:1200 x 1200 px

Um fyrirbærið

Nafn:TW Hydrae
Tegund:Milky Way : Star : Circumstellar Material : Disk : Protoplanetary
Constellation:Hydra
Flokkur:Exoplanets

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Position (RA):11 1 51.91
Position (Dec):-34° 42' 17.03"
Field of view:0.00 x 0.00 arcminutes
Stefna:Norður er -0.0° vinstri frá lóðréttu

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TíðnisviðBylgjulengdSjónauki
Millímetri870 μmAtacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array