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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: A Disk of Dust Around a Star

Haro 6-5B: A Disk of Dust Around a Star

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Haro 6-5B is a nearly edge-on disk surrounded by a complex mixture of wispy clouds of dust and gas. In this WFPC2 image, the central star is partially hidden by the disk, but can be pinpointed by the stubby jet (shown in green), which it emits. The dark disk extends 32 billion miles across at a 90-degree angle to the jet.

Object Name: Haro 6-5B

Image Type: Astronomical

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

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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 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 HK Tauri Image Type: Astronomical HK Tauri

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