Hubble's Snapshot of Debris Disk Around Young Star - Annotated

This annotated image shows light reflected off dust in a debris disk around the young star AU Microscopii.

Credit:

NASA/ESA, J. R. Graham and P. Kalas (University of California, Berkeley), and B. Matthews (Hertzberg Institute of Astrophysics)

About the Image

NASA press release
NASA caption
Id:opo0702c
Type:Collage
Release date:7 January 2007, 18:00
Size:951 x 288 px

About the Object

Name:AU Microscopii, GJ 803, HD197481
Type:Milky Way : Star : Type : Variable : Flare Star
Milky Way : Star : Circumstellar Material : Disk
Distance:30 light years
Category:Stars

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