Asteroid impact in planet-forming region

Asteroid impact in planet-forming region

C026/6366 Rights Managed

Request low-res file

530 pixels on longest edge, unwatermarked

Request/Download high-res file

Uncompressed file size: 25.5MB

Downloadable file size: 874.3KB

Price image Pricing

Please login to use the price calculator


Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption: Asteroid impact in planet-forming region. Computer artwork showing the immediate aftermath of a large asteroid impact around the sun-like star NGC 2547-ID8. This 35-million-year-old star is thought to be forming rocky planets. Rocky planets begin life as dusty material circling around young stars. The material clumps together to form asteroids that ram into each other (as here). Although the asteroids are often destroyed, some grow over time and transform into proto-planets. After about 100 million years, the objects mature into full-grown terrestrial planets. The Moon is thought to have formed from a giant impact between proto-Earth and a Mars-size object. Image based on data obtained by NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope.

Release details: Model release not required. Property release not required.

Keywords: aftermath, artwork, asteroid, asteroids, astronomical, astronomy, astrophysical, astrophysics, collision, concept, concepts, conceptual, dust, forming, illustration, impact, impacting, material, ngc 2547-id8, no-one, nobody, planet formation, planetary science, rocky planets, space, spitzer space telescope, star, sun-like star

Licence fees: A licence fee will be charged for any media (low or high resolution) used in your project.