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Contact: Francis Reddy
NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center

Carbon Monoxide around Beta Pictoris

Caption: The ALMA 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: ALMA (ESO/NAOJ/NRAO) and NASA Goddard/F. Reddy

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