Haro 6-5B wider field

Haro 6-5B wider field

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News release ID: STScI-1999-05
Release Date: Feb 9, 1999
Image Use: Copyright
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This wide-angle image (17,000 AU from top to bottom) shows the region around Haro 6-5b, which is located at the center of the field. Towards the bottom, colored in green, is a jet of glowing gas emitted from Haro 6-5b. The entire region is filled with dark dust. The disk of Haro 6-5b confines light emitted from the star into cones above and below the disk (something like a lampshade), illuminating the surrounding dust and forming the large hourglass-shaped pattern seen in the image.

Hubble Telescope, Observations, Stars, Stellar Disks, Stellar Jets


Credit: John Krist (STScI) and the WFPC2 Science Team