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Protoplanetary disk AS 209 imaged by ALMA

5 Mar 2018, 14:33 UTC
Protoplanetary disk AS 209 imaged by ALMA ALMA (ESO/NAOJ/NRAO)/ D. Fedele et al.

Nestled in the young Ophiuchus star-forming region, 410 light-years from the Sun, a fascinating protoplanetary disc named AS 209 is slowly being carved into shape.

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