I04016
I04016
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News release ID: STScI-1999-05
Release Date: Feb 9, 1999
Image Use: Copyright
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I04016 - A very young star still deep within the dusty cocoon from which it formed is shown in this image of IRAS 04016+2610. The star is visible as a bright reddish spot at the base of a bowl-shaped nebula about 100 billion miles across at the widest point. The nebula arises from dusty material falling onto a forming circumstellar disk, seen as a partial dark band to the left of the star. The necklace of bright spots above the star is an image artifact.


Tags
Astronomical, Hubble Telescope, Stars, Stellar Disks, Stellar Jets

Credits

Credit: D. Padgett (IPAC/Caltech), W. Brandner (IPAC), K. Stapelfeldt (JPL) and NASA