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Zooming in on the location of HL Tauri

5 November, 2014 / Read time: 1 minute

This video takes you to the location of HL Tauri in the constellation of Taurus. This star is located at a distance of 450 light-years and has a protoplanetary disk, as it can see on the image.

The start of the sequence shows a wide view, including the Pleiades and Hyades naked eye star clusters. We then zoom into a very detailed visible-light image from the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope and the final part shows the new Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA) image at millimetric wavelengths. This reveals the astonishing depth and detail that ALMA can now achieve in its observations.

Credit: ALMA (ESO/NAOJ/NRAO)/NASA/ESA/N. Risinger (skysurvey.org). Music: movetwo