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January 8, 1999 12:00 AM (EST)

News Release Number: STScI-1999-03

Hubble Views of Dust Disks and Rings Surrounding Young Stars Yield Clues

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Image: HD 141569 and HR 4796A

HD 141569 and HR 4796A

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NASA's Hubble Space Telescope has given astronomers their first views of a dust ring around the star HR 4796A and a dark gap dividing an immense dust disk around the star HD 141569. These images may provide important clues to possible planet formation.

Object Names: HD 141569, HR 4796A

Image Type: Astronomical/Illustration

Image Credit (left): Alycia Weinberger, Eric Becklin (UCLA), Glenn Schneider (University of Arizona) and NASA

Image Credit (right): Brad Smith (University of Hawaii), Glenn Schneider (University of Arizona), and NASA

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Gap in Stellar Dust Disk May Be Swept Out By Planet Image Type: Astronomical Gap in Stellar Dust Disk May Be Swept Out By PlanetPRC1999-03a Dust Ring Around Star HR 4796A Offers New Clues Into Planet Formation Image Type: Astronomical Dust Ring Around Star HR 4796A Offers New Clues Into Planet FormationPRC1999-03b

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