Chris McKitterick (mckitterick) wrote,
Chris McKitterick
mckitterick

Astro-image of the day: planet-forming disk

This image depicts a proto-planetary disk around a young star, the stuff that eventually forms planets. Unfortunately, this is a double-star system, and the big, bright star to the top-right is blasting away at the disk. No planets will likely form here. Big meanie.

Click the image to see the story.

Best,
Chris
Tags: astronomy
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