HK Tauri/c model comparison

HK Tauri/c model comparison

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News release ID: STScI-1999-05
Release Date: Feb 9, 1999
Image Use: Copyright
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Data [Left]: HST/WFPC2 image of HK Tauri/c, a young star with an edge-on disk of dust and gas. Light from the hidden star illuminates the dark disk at its upper and lower surfaces. The disk diameter is 210 AU.

Model [Right]: Computer simulation of an edge-on dusty disk which has been optimized to match the HST image of HK Tau/c. The model disk has a mass 1/10th that of Jupiter, and thickness less than 10% of its radius.


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Astronomical, Hubble Telescope, Illustrations, Stars, Stellar Jets

Credits

Credit: Karl Stapelfeldt (JPL) and colleagues