Giant Exoplanet and Debris Disk

Spitzer_ssc2017-12a_500

spitzer_ssc2017-12a October 11th, 2017

Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/T. Pyle (IPAC)

This artist's rendering shows a giant exoplanet causing small bodies to collide in a disk of dust.

A study in The Astronomical Journal finds that giant exoplanets with long-period orbits are more likely to be found around young stars that have a disk of dust and debris than those without disks. The study focused on planets more than five times the mass of Jupiter. The astronomers are conducting the largest survey to date of stars with dusty debris disks, and finding the best evidence yet that giant planets are responsible for keeping that material in check.

Image Source: http://www.spitzer.caltech.edu/images/6408-ssc2017-12a-Giant-Exoplanet-and-Debris-Disk

Curator: Spitzer Space Telescope, Pasadena, CA, USA

Spitzer_ssc2017-12a_1280
×
ID
ssc2017-12a
Subject Category
Subject Name
Credits
NASA/JPL-Caltech/T. Pyle (IPAC)
Type
Artwork
Image Quality
Good
Distance Notes
Facility
Instrument
Color Assignment
Band
Bandpass
Central Wavelength
Start Time
Integration Time
Dataset ID
Notes
Coordinate Frame
Equinox
Reference Value
Reference Dimension
Reference Pixel
Scale
Rotation
Coordinate System Projection:
Quality
FITS Header
Notes
Creator (Curator)
Spitzer Space Telescope
URL
http://www.spitzer.caltech.edu
Name
Email
Telephone
Address
1200 E. California Blvd.
City
Pasadena
State/Province
CA
Postal Code
91125
Country
USA
Rights
Publisher
Spitzer Science Center
Publisher ID
spitzer
Resource ID
ssc2017-12a.tif
Metadata Date
2017-10-11
Metadata Version
1.2
×

Detailed color mapping information coming soon...

 

×

There is no distance meta data in this image.