March 31st, 2014

Swirling Protoplanetary Dust

Dust orbits a young star in a protoplanetary disk. This composition image from the ALMA observatory in Chile shows the various concentrations of material, which could help in learning how planets form around a star.

Image: L. Perez (NRAO/AUI/NSF); B. Saxton (NRAO/AUI/NSF); T. Muto (Kogakuin University); NAOJ/Subaru

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