Warped Disc around Beta Pictoris
This is a visible light image of the disk, which appears spindle-like because it is tilted nearly edge-on to our view.
The disk is made up of microscopic dust grains of ices and silicate particles, and shines by reflected light from the star.
About the Image
NASA press release
|Release date:||17 January 1996, 14:30|
|Size:||570 x 113 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
|Optical||Hubble Space Telescope|