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February 9, 1999 01:00 PM (EST)

News Release Number: STScI-1999-05

Vast Stellar Disks Set Stage for Planet Birth in New Hubble Images

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Image: CoKu Tau/1

CoKu Tau/1

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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.

Object Name: CoKu Tau/1

Image Type: Astronomical

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

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Montage Image: Young Stars and Stellar Disks Image Type: Astronomical/Annotated Young Stars and Stellar DisksPRC1999-05a DG Tau B Image Type: Astronomical DG Tau B Haro 6-5B Image Type: Astronomical Haro 6-5B I04016 Image Type: Astronomical I04016 I04248 Image Type: Astronomical I04248 I04302 Image Type: Astronomical I04302

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