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.


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
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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

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