Moon-forming disc around the PDS 70c exoplanet as seen with ALMA

This image, taken with the Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA), in which ESO is a partner, shows a close-up view on the moon-forming disc surrounding PDS 70c, a young Jupiter-like gas giant nearly 400 light-years away. It shows this planet and its disc centre-front, with the larger circumstellar ring-like disc taking up most of the right-hand side of the image. The dusty circumplanetary disc is as large as the Sun-Earth distance and has enough mass to form up to three satellites the size of the Moon.

Mynd/Myndskeið:

ALMA (ESO/NAOJ/NRAO)/Benisty et al.

Um myndina

Auðkenni:eso2111c
Tegund:Athuganir
Útgáfudagur:Júl 22, 2021, 14:00 CEST
Tengdar fréttatilkynningar:eso2111
Stærð:1266 x 840 px

Um fyrirbærið

Nafn:PDS 70c
Tegund:Milky Way : Star : Circumstellar Material : Planetary System
Constellation:Centaurus
Flokkur:Exoplanets

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Position (RA):14 8 10.09
Position (Dec):-41° 23' 52.94"
Field of view:0.01 x 0.01 arcminutes
Stefna:Norður er -0.0° vinstri frá lóðréttu

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TíðnisviðBylgjulengdSjónauki
Millímetri
350 GHz
855 μmAtacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array
Band 7