ESOcast 58: ALMA Discovers Comet Factory
6. jun 2013.
ESOcast number 58 will lead you straight into a trap.
Astronomers using the new Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA) have, for the first time, clearly imaged a dust trap — a region around a young star where dust particles can grow by clumping together. This detection helps solve a long-standing mystery: how dust particles around stars stick together to form planets, comets, and other rocky bodies.
ESOcast 58 goes deep into the dust trap to explore how this comet factory works. Join your host, Dr J, and discover more about the secrets of the Universe.
To see this latest exciting result from ALMA, follow the link to ESOcast 58.
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