Disks Around Young Stars

Dramatic pictures of eerie disks of dust encircling young stars are giving astronomers a new look at what may be the early formative stages of planetary systems.

Credit:

Karl Stappelfeldt (JPL) and colleagues, John Krist (ST ScI), the WFPC2Science Team, Chris Burrows (ST ScI), and NASA/ESA

About the Image

NASA press release
NASA caption
Id:opo9905c
Type:Collage
Release date:9 February 1999, 19:00
Size:650 x 727 px

About the Object

Name:DG Tauri B, Haro 6-5B, Herbig-Haro 30, HH 30, HK Tau, IRAS 04288+2417
Type:• Milky Way : Star : Evolutionary Stage : Young Stellar Object
• X - Stars Images/Videos

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BandTelescope
Hubble Space Telescope
WFPC2

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