Haro 6-5B: A Disk of Dust Around a Star

Haro 6-5B: A Disk of Dust Around a Star

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News release ID: STScI-1999-05
Release Date: Feb 9, 1999
Image Use: Copyright
About this image

Haro 6-5B is a nearly edge-on disk surrounded by a complex mixture of wispy clouds of dust and gas. In this WFPC2 image, the central star is partially hidden by the disk, but can be pinpointed by the stubby jet (shown in green), which it emits. The dark disk extends 32 billion miles across at a 90-degree angle to the jet.


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

Credits

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