Zoltán Balog is an astronomer for Astronomy with the Max Planck Institute. Balog's team was an also SAO, pre-doctoral fellow between 1999, is a member of the Multiband Imaging Photometer for Spitzer, earned PhD in 2005 in Physics. The potential planet-forming disk of a sun-like star is being ripped violently away in this image by the powerful winds of a nearby hot O-type star. The O star be seen as the large orange spot to the right of the image. This effect is illustrated like structure in the smaller system's comet.
The image was taken at 24 microns with Spitzer's Multiband Imaging Photometer instrument. Other resolutions are provided for convenient on-screen viewing.
Albedo is calculated for albedo for a single angle of incidence