12 November 2014

A protoplanetary disk



HL Tauri is no more than a million years old, yet already its disc appears to be full of forming planets.
— Catherine Vlahakis quoted in ESO press release, 6 November 2014.  HL Tauri is about four hundred and fifty light-years away.


Image credit: ALMA (ESO/NAOJ/NRAO), NSF

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