Monday, May 29, 2023

NASA took the first infrared image of an asteroid belt outside the Solar System. on the fomalhaut star

He James Webb Telescope From NASA He returned to record the revealing images for the history of astronomy. for the purpose of study asteroid belt of young fomalhaut star -Found for the first time outside the Solar System- Two other inner rings found that may account for the existence of one planetary system around him.

In infrared image The US space agency found that around the studied star are three nested belts which extends to a distance of 23,000 million kilometers from it, which is equal to 150 times the distance from Earth to the Sun,

The outer ring had already been clearly detected by the Hubble Space Telescope and Herschel Space Observatory, as well as the Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA). However, Webb has now revealed the existence of two other, never-before-seen interiors.

“These dust structures are much more complex than those in the asteroid and Kuiper dust belts in our solar system,” explained NASA, from where they noted that He did not expect to find this discovery.

“We’ve learned a lot about how the outer disc forms and evolves,” he said. schüyler wolff Team member at the University of Arizona in Tucson.

What are these discs or belts?

Gaspar andras from the same research institute, described Fomalhaut as an “archetype”. debris disk It is found in other parts of our galaxy, as it contains the same components found in our planetary system.

Along with images of the gravitational disk around the young star, NASA explained that these belts are “most likely” “Forged by gravitational forces created by unseen planets”,

in that sense, George Rickey Another team member and US chief scientist for the Mid-Infrared Instrument (MIRI) said: “The belt around Fomalhaut is a bit of a mystery novel: Where are the planets?,

In turn, the researcher said: “I think it is not too early to say that There’s probably a really interesting planetary system around the star.

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