Disk Around Young Star. A View of DG Tauri B

DG Tauri B appears very similar to HH 30, with jets and a central dark lane with reflected starlight at its edges. In this WFPC2 image, the dust lane is much thicker than seen in HH 30, indicating that dusty material is still in the process of falling onto the hidden star and disk. The bright jet extends a distance of 90 billion miles (about 145 billion kilometres) away from the system.


Chris Burrows (STScI), the WFPC2 Science Team and NASA/ESA

About the Image

NASA press release
Release date:9 February 1999, 19:00
Size:426 x 426 px

About the Object

Name:DG Tau B
Type:Milky Way : Star : Evolutionary Stage : Young Stellar Object
Milky Way : Star : Circumstellar Material : Disk
Distance:450 light years

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