Later photographs revealed an edge-on debris disk around the southern star Beta Pictoris
Visibility Of Beta Pictoris
Star Provides Coverage ~ About An Hour Per Orbit
The team slewed the telescope toward Beta Pictoris
, a star 63 light-years from Earth with a hot, young giant planet that orbits its star at almost twice the distance that Jupiter orbits the Sun.
Var of Planet Beta Pictoris
moving around a distant star
A day on the planet Beta Pictoris
b is roughly eight hours long--shorter than on any planet in the solar system, the team reports in the May 1 Nature.
The scientists were able to identify the orbit of the exoplanet, Beta Pictoris
b, which sits 63 light-years from our solar system, by using the Gemini Planet Imager's (GPI) next-generation, high-contrast adaptive optics (AO) system.
The planet captured by CCD is called Beta Pictoris
b, which "orbits its star at only nine times the Earth-Sun distance," or roughly the same distance as Saturn from the Sun.
Move across to the eastern part of the constellation to pin-point beta Pictoris
Los astronomos del Observatorio Steward de la Universidad de Arizona, Estados Unidos, obtuvieron imagenes de Beta Pictoris
b, un planeta 7 a 10 veces la masa de Jupiter, junto a su estrella, Beta Pictoris
, a 63 anos luz de la Tierra, gradas a un dispositivo optico que es una pequena pieza de vidrio con un patron muy complejo grabado en su supedide.
The group, comprising researchers from the National Astronomical Observatory of Japan, Nagoya University and Hokkaido University, has observed Beta Pictoris
, a star thought to resemble the young sun.
The Sedna formation simulations assumed that the primordial solar nebula was a disk about the size of those observed around many nearby middle-aged stars -- like the well-known example of the 1,500-AU-wide disk around the star Beta Pictoris
," Stern says.
TEHRAN (FNA)- A new supercomputer simulation of the planet and debris disk around the nearby star Beta Pictoris
reveals that the planet's motion drives spiral waves throughout the disk, a phenomenon that causes collisions among the orbiting debris.