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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: Herbig-Haro 30

Herbig-Haro 30

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This Wide Field and Planetary Camera 2 (WFPC2) image shows Herbig-Haro 30 (HH 30), the prototype of a young star surrounded by a thin, dark disk and emitting powerful gaseous jets. The disk extends 40 billion miles from left to right in the image, dividing the nebula in two. The central star is hidden from direct view, but its light reflects off the upper and lower surfaces of the disk to produce the pair of reddish nebulae. The gas jets are shown in green.

Object Name: Herbig-Haro 30. HH 30

Image Type: Astronomical

Credit: Chris Burrows (STScI), the WFPC2 Science Team and NASA

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The above image is part of a montage:

Montage Image: Young Stars Surrounded by Disks of Dust Image Type: Astronomical/Annotated Young Stars Surrounded by Disks of DustPRC1999-05b HH 30 model comparison Image Type: Astronomical/Illustration HH 30 model comparison DG Tauri B: A Star With a Thick Dust Lane and Bright Gas Jet Image Type: Astronomical DG Tauri B: A Star With a Thick Dust Lane and Bright Gas Jet Haro 6-5B: A Disk of Dust Around a Star Image Type: Astronomical Haro 6-5B: A Disk of Dust Around a Star HK Tauri Image Type: Astronomical HK Tauri

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