Circumstellar Disks HD 141943 and HD 191089

The two panels at the top of this image reveal debris discs around young Sun-like stars. These were uncovered in archival images taken by the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope.

Hubble's Near Infrared Camera and Multi-object Spectrometer observed these discs in near-infrared in 2007. Astronomers blocked out the bright light from each star in order to analyse the faint light reflected off dust particles in the discs.

The illustration beneath each image depicts the orientation of the debris discs.

Astronomers retrieved these images from the Barbara A. Mikulski Archive for Space Telescopes (MAST) and used more powerful image analysis techniques to search for planetary systems.

Link:

NASA Press release

Credit:

NASA, ESA, and R. Soummer (STScI)

About the Image

NASA press release
NASA caption
Id:opo1416a
Type:Observation
Release date:25 April 2014, 17:57
Size:2400 x 3000 px

About the Object

Name:HD 141943, HD 191089
Type:• Local Universe : Star : Circumstellar Material : Disk
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BandWavelengthTelescope
Infrared
F110W
1.1 μm Hubble Space Telescope
NICMOS
Infrared
F160W
1.6 μm Hubble Space Telescope
NICMOS

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