This close-up Hubble photo shows a dark, flaring, disk-like structure [off-center] bisecting the bright light from the object. The disk is seen edge-on. Although too large to be an accretion disk, this dark, flaring disk may provide indirect proof of the other's existence. Most theories for producing jets require the presence of an accretion disk.


NASA/ESA, Raghvendra Sahai (NASA/ESA Jet Propulsion Laboratory), Lars-Ake Nyman (European Southern Observatory, Chile & Onsala Space Observatory, Sweden).

About the Image

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Release date:31 August 2000, 07:00
Size:404 x 100 px

About the Object

Type:• Unspecified : Star : Circumstellar Material : Disk : Accretion

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