Zooming in on the young double star HK Tauri

This video takes us from a broad view of the sky deep into the star forming clouds of Taurus. The final sequence shows an artist’s impression of HK Tauri, a young double star with a protoplanetary disc around each of its component stars. 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.


ESO/Digitized Sky Survey 2/N. Risinger (skysurvey.org). Music: movetwo

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Útgáfudagur:Júl 30, 2014, 19:00 CEST
Tengdar fréttatilkynningar:eso1423
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