How GW Orionis got its ring (computer simulation)

This computer simulation shows the evolution of the GW Orionis system. The scientists believe the disc around the three stars in the system was initially flat, much like the planet-forming disc we see around many stars. Their simulation shows that the misalignment in the orbits of the three stars caused the disc around them to break into distinct rings, which is exactly what they see in the observations of the system.


Exeter/Kraus et al.

About the Video

Release date:3 September 2020, 20:00
Related releases:eso2014
Duration:40 s
Frame rate:25 fps

About the Object

Name:GW Orionis
Type:Milky Way : Star : Grouping : Triple
Milky Way : Star : Circumstellar Material : Planetary System



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