Artist’s impression of exocomets around Beta Pictoris (Full Dome)

This video sequence is based on an artist’s impression of exocomets orbiting the star Beta Pictoris. Astronomers analysing observations of nearly 500 individual comets made with the HARPS instrument at ESO’s La Silla Observatory have discovered two families of exocomets around this nearby young star. The first consists of old exocomets that have made multiple passages near the star. The second family, shown in this illustration, consists of younger exocomets on the same orbit, which probably came from the recent breakup of one or more larger objects.

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ESO/L. Calçada/N. Risinger (skysurvey.org) /Theofanis Matsopoulos

О видео

ID:eso1432b
Дата выпуска релиза [date]:22 октября 2014 г. 19:00
Связанные релизы:eso1432
Продолжительность:19 s
Frame rate:30 fps

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Название:Beta Pictoris
Тип:Milky Way : Star
Категория:Fulldome
Stars

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