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.

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ESO/M. Kornmesser

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Id:eso1619b
Tipo:Ilustração
Data de divulgação:15 de Junho de 2016 às 12:00
Notícias relacionadas:eso1619
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Nome:TW Hydrae, TW Hydrae Association
Tipo:Milky Way : Star : Circumstellar Material : Planetary System
Categoria:Exoplanets
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