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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: DG Tauri B: A Star With a Thick Dust Lane and Bright Gas Jet

DG Tauri B: A Star With a Thick Dust Lane and Bright Gas Jet

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DG Tauri B appears very similar to HH 30, with jets and a central dark lane with reflected starlight at its edges. In this WFPC2 image, the dust lane is much thicker than seen in HH 30, indicating that dusty material is still in the process of falling onto the hidden star and disk. The bright jet extends a distance of 90 billion miles away from the system.

Object Name: DG Tauri B

Image Type: Astronomical

Credit: 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 Herbig-Haro 30 Image Type: Astronomical Herbig-Haro 30 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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