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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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Video: Cornagraph Demonstration

Artist's Concept Running Time: 8 seconds

To image the dust ring aroung star HR 4796A Hubble scientists used their infrared camera's coronagraph to eclipse the star's light and reveal the fainter ring that had not been visible next to the brighness of the star.

Animation: Greg Bacon, STScI

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