Artist’s impression of the disc around the young star TW Hydrae

This artist’s impression shows the closest known protoplanetary disc, around the star TW Hydrae in the huge constellation of Hydra (The Female Watersnake). The organic molecule methyl alcohol (methanol) has been found by the Atacama Large Millimeter/Submillimeter Array (ALMA) in this disc. This is the first such detection of the compound in a young planet-forming disc.

Credit:

ESO/M. Kornmesser

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Id:eso1619b
Type:Ontwerp
Publicatiedatum:15 juni 2016 12:00
Gerelateerde berichten:eso1619
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Naam:TW Hydrae, TW Hydrae Association
Type:Milky Way : Star : Circumstellar Material : Planetary System
Categorie:Exoplanets
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