Protoplanetary Disc

A Hubble Space Telescope view of a very young star (between 300, 000 and a million years of age) surrounded by material left over from the star's formation. The cool, reddish star is about one fifth the mass of our Sun.

Credit:

C.R. O'Dell/Rice University NASA/ESA

About the Image

NASA press release
NASA caption
Id:opo9424c
Type:Observation
Release date:13 June 1994, 06:00
Size:640 x 448 px

About the Object

Name:M 42, Messier 42, NGC 1976, Orion Proplyd
Type:• Milky Way : Nebula : Appearance : Dark : Proplyd
• X - Nebulae Images/Videos
Distance:1400 light years

Colours & filters

BandWavelengthTelescope
Optical
OIII
502 nm Hubble Space Telescope
WFPC2
Optical
H-alpha
656 nm Hubble Space Telescope
WFPC2
Optical
NII
658 nm Hubble Space Telescope
WFPC2

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