Four young stars with nearly edge-on disks

Four young stars with nearly edge-on disks observed by the Hubble Space Telescope. All are shown at the same linear scale, with each box being 1200 astronomical units square (111 billion miles, or about 20 times the diameter of Neptune's orbit). The different sizes and structures of the disks provide clues to their masses and evolutionary states.

Top row: NICMOS images of IRAS 04302+2247 and Orion 114-426.


Deborah Padgett, IPAC/Caltech

About the Image

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Release date:9 February 1999, 19:00
Size:700 x 634 px

About the Object

Name:Butterfly Star, HH 30, HK Tau C, IRAS 04302+2247, Orion 114-426
Type:Milky Way : Star : Evolutionary Stage : Young Stellar Object

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