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SPHERE Reveals Fascinating Zoo of Discs Around Young Stars

11 Apr 2018, 10:00 UTC
SPHERE Reveals Fascinating Zoo of Discs Around Young Stars ESO/H. Avenhaus et al./DARTT-S collaboration

New images from the SPHERE instrument on ESO’s Very Large Telescope are revealing the dusty discs surrounding nearby young stars in greater detail than previously achieved. They show a bizarre variety of shapes, sizes and structures, including the likely effects of planets still in the process of forming.

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