Accretion Disk around binary star system WZ Sge - new model

An artist's concept of the new model of an accretion disk as it might appear around the binary star system WZ Sge. This new concept using new data from Kitt Peak National Observatory and the Spitzer Space Telescope includes an asymmetric outer disk of dark matter. The old model can be seen in this image gallery image. For more information, see NOAO Press Release 08-02.

Credit:

P. Marenfeld and NOIRLab/NSF/AURA

About the Image

Id:noao0802b
Type:Artwork
Release date:Jan. 9, 2008
Related releases:noao0802
Related announcements:noaoann08002
Size:3000 x 2400 px

About the Object

Name:WZ Sge
Category:Stars

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