Spitzer Catches Star Cooking Up Comet Crystals
May 14, 2009
The image shows a young sun-like star encircled by its planet-forming disk of gas and dust. The silicate that makes up most of the dust would have begun as non-crystallized, amorphous particles.
Topics: Environment, Entertainment Culture, Circumstellar discs, Comet, Astronomy, Human Interest, HD 172555, Cosmic dust