Hubblecast 88: Mysterious Ripples Found Racing Through Planet-forming Disc

Using images from the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope and ESO’s Very Large Telescope, astronomers have discovered unique and totally unexpected structures within the dusty disc around the star AU Microscopii.

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Visual design and editing: Martin Kornmesser and Luis Calçada.
Editing: Martin Kornmesser and Herbert Zodet.
Web and technical support: Mathias André and Raquel Yumi Shida.
Written by: Georgia Bladon, Mathias Jäger and Richard Hook.
Narration: Sara Mendes da Costa.
Music: Mat Jarvis (http://microscopics.co.uk), Johan B. Monell (www.johanmonell.com), STAN DART (www.stan-dart.com).
Footage and photos: ESO, Luis Calçada, Martin Kornmesser, Christoph Malin (christophmalin.com) and NASA.
Directed by: Mathias Jäger and Herbert Zodet.
Executive producer: Lars Lindberg Christensen.

About the Video

Id:heic1521a
Release date:7 October 2015, 19:00
Related releases:heic1521
Related announcements:ann1523
Duration:04 m 42 s
Frame rate:30 fps

About the Object

Name:AU Microscopii, HUBBLEcast
Type:Milky Way : Star : Circumstellar Material : Disk : Debris
Category:Exoplanets
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