Disk Around Young Star. A View of Haro 6-5B

Haro 6-5B is a nearly edge-on disk surrounded by a complex mixture of wispy clouds of dust and gas. In this WFPC2 image, the central star is partially hidden by the disk, but can be pinpointed by the stubby jet (shown in green), which it emits. The dark disk extends 32 billion miles (about 51 billion kilometres) across at a 90-degree angle to the jet.

Credit:

John Krist (STScI), the WFPC2 Science Team and NASA/ESA

About the Image

NASA press release
NASA caption
Id:opo9905l
Type:Observation
Release date:9 February 1999, 19:00
Size:464 x 466 px

About the Object

Name:Haro 6-5B
Type:• Milky Way : Star : Evolutionary Stage : Young Stellar Object
• Milky Way : Star : Circumstellar Material : Disk
• Milky Way : Nebula : Type : Jet
• X - Stars Images/Videos
Distance:450 light years

Colours & filters

BandWavelengthTelescope
Optical
V
555 nm Hubble Space Telescope
WFPC2
Optical
R
675 nm Hubble Space Telescope
WFPC2
Infrared
I
814 nm Hubble Space Telescope
WFPC2

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