HL Tau: Birth of Planets Revealed in Astonishing Detail
ALMA image of the young star HL Tau and its protoplanetary disk. This best image ever of planet formation reveals multiple rings and gaps that herald the presence of emerging planets as they sweep their orbits clear of dust and gas.
Credit: ALMA(ESO/NAOJ/NRAO); C. Brogan, B. Saxton (NRAO/AUI/NSF)
|Center||RA: 4:31:38.43, Dec: 18:13:57.05|
|Field of View||0.03 x 0.03 arcminutes|
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