Hubble Space Telescope image of Protoplanetary disk


I was blown away by this image. What is a protoplanetary disk you ask? It is a ring of dust and gas and other elements that encircle a star – the beginnings of a new solar system. This birth of a solar system lies within the great Orion nebula. Image credit: http://hubblesite.org.

Protoplanetary disk in Orion Nebula

By Steve J Posted in Main