CoKu Tau/1
CoKu Tau/1
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News release ID: STScI-1999-05
Release Date: Feb 9, 1999
Image Use: Copyright
About this image

This image shows a newborn binary star system, CoKu Tau/1, lying at the center of four "wings" of light extending as much as 75 billion miles from the pair. The "wings" outline the edges of a region in the stars' dusty surroundings, which have been cleared by outflowing gas. A thin, dark lane extends to the left and to right of the binary, suggesting that a disk or ring of dusty material encircles the two young stars.


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Astronomical, Hubble Telescope, Multiple Star Systems, Stars, Stellar Disks, Stellar Jets

Credits

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