Gemini Planet Imager Exoplanet Survey – One Year into the Survey

GPI detection of dust-scattered star light around HD 131835 in H-band linearly polarized intensity. The focal plane mask (filled black circle) was used to block the light from the star (white x). The stronger forward scattering makes the front (NW) side of the disk more apparent. A weaker brightness asymmetry is detected along the major axis with the NE side being brighter than the SW side. By studying resolved images of debris disks, we hope to better understand the giant planet formation and evolution environment.

Credit:

Christian Marois & the GPIES team

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Id:gemini1509a
Type:Simulation
Release date:Nov. 12, 2015
Related releases:gemini1509
Size:1361 x 1020 px

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Category:Exoplanets

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