DG Tauri B: A Star With a Thick Dust Lane and Bright Gas Jet
DG Tauri B: A Star With a Thick Dust Lane and Bright Gas Jet
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Fast Facts
News release ID: STScI-1999-05
Release Date: Feb 9, 1999
Image Use: Copyright
About this image

DG Tauri B appears very similar to HH 30, with jets and a central dark lane with reflected starlight at its edges. In this WFPC2 image, the dust lane is much thicker than seen in HH 30, indicating that dusty material is still in the process of falling onto the hidden star and disk. The bright jet extends a distance of 90 billion miles away from the system.


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

Credits

Credit: Credit: Chris Burrows (STScI), the WFPC2 Science Team and NASA