ESOcast 229 Light: Planet-forming Disc Torn Apart by its Three Central Stars

published 2 weeks ago by European Southern Observatory

A team of astronomers used ALMA and ESO telescopes to study a peculiar system, GW Orionis, and to identify the first direct evidence that groups of stars can tear apart their planet-forming disc, leaving it warped and with tilted rings. This video provides a summary of the findings, showcasing stunning observations and animations of GW Orionis.

resolution: 1280x720
size: 60.2MB
duration: 00:00:09

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