A Star, Sprinkled with Salt

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Credit: NRAO/AUI/NSF; S. Dagnello

Artist impression of Orion Source I, a young, massive star about 1,500 light-years away. New ALMA observations detected a ring of salt -- sodium chloride, ordinary table salt -- surrounding the star. This is the first detection of salts of any kind associated with a young star. The blue region (about 1/3 the way out from the center of the disk) represents the region where ALMA detected the millimeter-wavelength \"glow\" from the salts.

Provider: National Radio Astronomy Observatory

Image Source: https://public.nrao.edu/?post_type=release=12887

Curator: NRAO/AUI/NSF, Charlottesville, Virginia, USA

Image Use Policy: Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported license (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/)

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Image Details

Image Type
Artwork
Object Name
Orion Source 1
Subject - Milky Way
Star > Circumstellar Material > Disk

Distance

Universescale1
1,500 light years
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ID
nrao19cb_1_Al_V3_SD
Subject Category
B.3.7.2  
Subject Name
Orion Source 1
Credits
NRAO/AUI/NSF; S. Dagnello
Release Date
Lightyears
1,500
Redshift
1,500
Reference Url
https://public.nrao.edu/?post_type=release=12887
Type
Artwork
Image Quality
Good
Distance Notes
Facility
Instrument
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Band
Bandpass
Central Wavelength
Start Time
Integration Time
Dataset ID
Notes
Coordinate Frame
Equinox
Reference Value
Reference Dimension
Reference Pixel
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Rotation
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Quality
FITS Header
Notes
Creator (Curator)
NRAO/AUI/NSF
URL
https://public.nrao.edu
Name
NRAO/AUI/NSF
Email
outreach@nrao.edu
Telephone
Address
520 Edgemont Road
City
Charlottesville
State/Province
Virginia
Publisher
NRAO/AUI/NSF
Publisher ID
nrao
Resource ID
Metadata Date
2019-04-29T09:25:01-04:00
Metadata Version
1.1
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Universescalefull
1,500 light years