geckzilla wrote:Ann wrote:geckzilla wrote:That's the kind of thing I'm expecting from Tabby's star, eventually... just a very, very lucky alignment of an unusual disk. Another amazing image from ALMA.
You think Tabby's star is young enough to still have a disk? Or it has a disk even if it isn't young?
Probably not a full disk. Just something like the outer section, here, but probably even less organized. We've seen disks in incredible detail now, but finer detail exists still, I'm sure. As it stands, we see them as smooth and regular. Here is an example of a disk that is asymmetrical. It's hard to say if it's also bumpy, but it might be. A clumped, irregular, asymmetrical disk could cause bizarre drops in brightness if it just so happens to cross our line of sight.
Searching for Tabby's Star comes up with some interesting images.