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.

Annotated Observations, Stars, Stellar Disks


[Left]: Alycia Weinberger, Eric Becklin (UCLA), Glenn Schneider (University of Arizona) and NASA;
[Right]: Brad Smith (University of Hawaii), Glenn Schneider (University of Arizona), and NASA