Artist’s impression of exocomets around Beta Pictoris (Full Dome)

This video sequence is based on an artist’s impression of exocomets orbiting the star Beta Pictoris. Astronomers analysing observations of nearly 500 individual comets made with the HARPS instrument at ESO’s La Silla Observatory have discovered two families of exocomets around this nearby young star. The first consists of old exocomets that have made multiple passages near the star. The second family, shown in this illustration, consists of younger exocomets on the same orbit, which probably came from the recent breakup of one or more larger objects.


ESO/L. Calçada/N. Risinger ( /Theofanis Matsopoulos

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Data di pubblicazione:Mercoledì 22 Ottobre 2014 19:00
Notizie relative:eso1432
Durata:19 s
Frame rate:30 fps

A proposito delll'oggetto

Nome:Beta Pictoris
Tipo:Milky Way : Star


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