The Host

In this picture you are able to see inside a planetary birth place. Many gas giants are swirling around a sun-like star. Most of these planets will collide or shut out of the system. If two protoplanets collide, the radiation from the star will strip off their gas and a rocky (maybe earth-like) planet will remain. The planets are surrounded by a bow shock of loose, ionised gas.

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Credit:

NASA & ESA

About the Piece

Id:nikolaus_sulzenauer_3

Author

Name:Nikolaus Sulzenauer
Location:Vienna, Austria
Website:http://quarks.maynau.com/

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