Twin Keck Telescopes Probe Dual Dust Disks

Astronomers using the twin 10-meter telescopes at the W. M. Keck Observatory in Hawaii have explored one of the most compact dust disks ever resolved around another star. If placed in our own solar system, the disk would span about four times Earth’s distance from the sun, reaching nearly to this artist’s rendition of 51 Ophiuchi’s inner and outer dust disks illustrates the size difference of their constituent grains. Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/T. Pyle (SSC)

 

This artist’s rendition of 51 Ophiuchi’s inner and outer dust disks illustrates the size difference of their constituent grains. Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/T. Pyle (SSC)

 

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  • Carmen Ryder 5y

    i really cannot find any words to describe this photo.
  • JLuis Garcia R 5y

    wow...!
  • Izabela Sliwinska 5y

    :-/ It's not an actual photo of the dust disks. It's an artist rendition of what it might look like based on the data they have collected.
    That said. It's awesome.
  • rick_fardy 5y

    wow
  • i look good in a orange vest 5y

    well i think ur all fucked up in the head and need to sort ursen out u bunch of flids
  • Ivan 3y

    Admirable, artistic and very impresionant work...congrats.
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