A solar system in the making, c 2005.

A solar system in the making, c 2005.
3 4 c m
40cm
actual image size: 32cm x 26cm

Description

This artist's concept shows a brown dwarf surrounded by a swirling disk of planet-building dust. NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope spotted such a disk around a surprisingly low-mass brown dwarf, or 'failed star'. Astronomers believe that this unusual system will eventually spawn planets. If so, they speculate the disk has enough mass to make one small gas giant and a few Earth-sized rocky planets.

Image Details

Image Ref.
 
10459758

© National Aeronautics & Space Administration / Science & Society

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