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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


Image: Haro 6-5B wider field

Haro 6-5B wider field

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This wide-angle image (17,000 AU from top to bottom) shows the region around Haro 6-5b, which is located at the center of the field. Towards the bottom, colored in green, is a jet of glowing gas emitted from Haro 6-5b. The entire region is filled with dark dust. The disk of Haro 6-5b confines light emitted from the star into cones above and below the disk (something like a lampshade), illuminating the surrounding dust and forming the large hourglass-shaped pattern seen in the image.

Object Name: Haro 6-5B

Image Type: Astronomical

Credit: John Krist (STScI) and the WFPC2 Science Team


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