A planet-forming disc torn apart

Two studies reveal misaligned rings around triple-star system.

Images of GW Orionis. Left: an artistic impression of the inner region of the disc. Right: an image taken by the SPHERE instrument on ESO's Very Large Telescope showing the shadow a misaligned ring casts on the rest of the disc. Credit: ESO/L. Calçada, Exeter/Kraus et al.