ALMA image of the dust surrounding the star HD 107146
ALMA image of the dust surrounding the star HD 107146. Dust in the outer reaches of the disk is thicker than in the inner regions, suggesting that a swarm of Pluto-size planetesimals is causing smaller objects to smash together. The dark ring-like structure in the middle portion of the disk may be evidence of a gap where a planet is sweeping its orbit clear of dust.
|Center||RA: 12:19:06.36, Dec: 16:32:52.09|
|Field of View||0.26 x 0.26 arcminutes|