HD 141569 and HR 4796A

HD 141569 and HR 4796A

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News release ID: STScI-1999-03
Release Date: Jan 8, 1999
Image Use: Copyright
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NASA's Hubble Space Telescope has given astronomers their first views of a dust ring around the star HR 4796A and a dark gap dividing an immense dust disk around the star HD 141569. These images may provide important clues to possible planet formation.

Hubble Telescope, Infographics, Observations, Stars, Stellar Disks


Image Credit (left): Alycia Weinberger, Eric Becklin (UCLA), Glenn Schneider (University of Arizona) and NASA

Image Credit (right): Brad Smith (University of Hawaii), Glenn Schneider (University of Arizona), and NASA