Hubble Reveals Lopsided Debris Disk Around Star
This image taken by NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope shows a lopsided debris disk around the young star HD 15115.
The disk, seen edge-on, is the dense blue line extending from the star to the upper right and lower left of the image. As seen from Earth, the edge-on disk resembles a needle sticking out from the star. The disk appears thicker and longer at upper right than at lower left, evidence of the disk's lopsided structure.
About the Image
|Release date:||19 July 2007, 18:00|
|Size:||2400 x 3000 px|
About the Object
|Type:||• Milky Way : Star : Circumstellar Material : Disk|
• Stars Images/Videos
|Distance:||150 light years|
Colours & filters
|606 nm||Hubble Space Telescope|