Artist’s impression of the WDJ0914+1914 system

This illustration shows the white dwarf WDJ0914+1914 and its Neptune-like exoplanet. Since the icy giant orbits the hot white dwarf at close range, the extreme ultraviolet radiation from the star strips away the planet’s atmosphere. While most of this stripped gas escapes, some of it swirls into a disc, itself accreting onto the white dwarf.


About the Image

Id: eso1919a
Type: Artwork
Release date: 4 December 2019, 19:00
Related releases: eso1919
Size: 5055 x 3099 px

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