Model of AU Microscopii Disk

Spitzer_ssc2004-22f_1024

spitzer_ssc2004-22f December 9th, 2004

Credit: NASA/ESA/J. Krist (STScI and JPL) & G. Bacon (STScI)

This is a so-called scatter model based on the Hubble Space Telescope image of the planetary debris encircling the star AU Microscopii. Though the real disk is tilted nearly edge-on to Earth, this oblique view is from 30 degrees above the disk plane. This model clearly shows a central hole that may have been swept out by an unseen planet. Holes in the centers of young dusty disks are common among stars and are compelling circumstantial evidence for planets.

Provider: Spitzer Space Telescope

Image Source: https://www.spitzer.caltech.edu/image/ssc2004-22f-model-of-au-microscopii-disk

Curator: Spitzer Space Telescope, Pasadena, CA, USA

Image Use Policy: http://www.spitzer.caltech.edu/info/18-Image-Use-Policy

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Image Type
Artwork
Object Name
AU Microscopii
Subject - Milky Way
Star > Circumstellar Material > Planetary System
Star > Circumstellar Material > Disk > Protoplanetary
Star > Circumstellar Material > Disk > Debris
Spitzer_ssc2004-22f_1280
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ssc2004-22f
Subject Category
B.3.7.1.   B.3.7.2.1.   B.3.7.2.3.  
Subject Name
AU Microscopii
Credits
NASA/ESA/J. Krist (STScI and JPL) & G. Bacon (STScI)
Release Date
2004-12-09
Lightyears
Redshift
Reference Url
https://www.spitzer.caltech.edu/image/ssc2004-22f-model-of-au-microscopii-disk
Type
Artwork
Image Quality
Good
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Instrument
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Band
Bandpass
Central Wavelength
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Integration Time
Dataset ID
Notes
Coordinate Frame
Equinox
Reference Value
Reference Dimension
Reference Pixel
Scale
Rotation
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Quality
FITS Header
Notes
Creator (Curator)
Spitzer Space Telescope
URL
http://www.spitzer.caltech.edu
Name
Spitzer Space Telescope
Email
Telephone
Address
1200 E. California Blvd.
City
Pasadena
State/Province
CA
Postal Code
91125
Country
USA
Rights
http://www.spitzer.caltech.edu/info/18-Image-Use-Policy
Publisher
Spitzer Science Center
Publisher ID
spitzer
Resource ID
ssc2004-22f.tif
Metadata Date
2021-08-04T07:28:20Z
Metadata Version
1.2
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