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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: Haro 6-5B

Haro 6-5B

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This image of the young star Haro 6-5B shows two bright regions separated by a dark lane. As seen in the WFPC2 image of the same object, the bright regions represent starlight reflecting from the upper and lower surfaces of the disk, which is thicker at its edges than its center. However, the infrared view reveals the young star just above the dust lane.

Object Name: Haro 6-5B

Image Type: Astronomical

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

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The above image is part of a montage:

Montage Image: Young Stars and Stellar Disks Image Type: Astronomical/Annotated Young Stars and Stellar DisksPRC1999-05a CoKu Tau/1 Image Type: Astronomical CoKu Tau/1 DG Tau B Image Type: Astronomical DG Tau B I04016 Image Type: Astronomical I04016 I04248 Image Type: Astronomical I04248 I04302 Image Type: Astronomical I04302

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