Spiral gas found around young star for the first time

Protoplanetary disks are annular disks of gas around a young star, where in the future they may

form a planet. However, this time, astronomers for the first time found a young star, which is surrounded by the same gases, but in the form of a spiral.

As the stars just beginheat up, they surround themselves with layers of dust and gas. Soon, this material settles in a thin disk around the star and begins to form planets. At first, the planets are small and invisible, but as they grow, the gases around them also become larger.

Scientists first showed and measured the magnetic field of the sun's corona

These findings are based on infrared studiesdust, which is just one component of the material surrounding the fixed star. This time, however, astronomers used the ALMA telescope to observe the young star RU Lupi and found that there was a huge cloud of gas in a spiral around the inner disk.

Astronomers aren't sure exactly howthis spiral was formed. This structure reminds them of a mini-galaxy that extends over 1000 astronomical units from the star. The star RU Lupi itself is located 400 light years from Earth.

These sleeves were invisible to scientists, they were foundonly after long-term observation. This means that there are other celestial bodies in space around which unusual structures can be found. Researchers are now looking for such formations around other stars.

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