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ALMA view of the star-forming region AFGL 5142

ALMA view of the star-forming region AFGL 5142


Date: 15 January 2020
Depicts: AFGL 5142
Copyright: ALMA (ESO/NAOJ/NRAO), Rivilla et al.

This ALMA image shows a detailed view of the star-forming region AFGL 5142. A bright, massive star in its infancy is visible at the centre of the image. The flows of gas from this star have opened up a cavity in the region, and it is in the walls of this cavity (shown in colour), that phosphorus-bearing molecules like phosphorus monoxide are formed. The different colours represent material moving at different speeds.

Last Update: 15 January 2020
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