Beta Pictoris Edge-On
This Hubble Space Telescope image of a portion of a vast dust disk around the star Beta Pictoris shows that the disk is thinner than thought previously.
Estimates based on the Hubble image place the disk's thickness as no more than one billion miles (600 million kilometers), or about 1/4 previous estimates from ground-based observations.
About the Image
|Release date:||10 October 1995, 05:00|
|Size:||448 x 282 px|
About the Object
|Name:||Beta Pictoris, IRAS 05460-5104|
|Type:||• Milky Way : Star : Circumstellar Material : Planetary System|
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|Distance:||70 light years|
Colours & filters
|555 nm||Hubble Space Telescope|