Photo of the day

Wired presents the 13 most amazing things discovered in space this year.  This was my favorite:

The ALMA telescope in Chile snapped this baby picture of a planetary system. A star forms from a collapsing cloud of gas and dust, which flattens as it spins. Dust particles eventually stick together to form planets, which can carve out rings and gaps in the disk. This image, released in November, is the most detailed yet of an infant system, revealing the structure that previously had only been depicted in artist concept drawings. ALMA (ESO/NAOJ/NRAO)


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Professor of Political Science at NC State

One Response to Photo of the day

  1. Mike says:

    Awesome picture. It saddens me to think that there are people who still refuse to believe that this is how solar systems are born.

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