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Contact: Charles Blue
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National Radio Astronomy Observatory

ALMA Image Beta Pictoris

Caption: The Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array image of carbon monoxide around Beta Pictoris (above) can be deprojected (below) to simulate a view looking down on the system, revealing the large concentration of gas in its outer reaches. For comparison, orbits within the solar system are shown for scale.

Credit: Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (European Southern Observatory/National Astronomical Observatory of Japan/National Radio Astronomy Observatory) and NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center/Francis Reddy

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