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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: HK Tauri

HK Tauri

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HK Tauri is the first example of a young binary star system with an edge-on disk around one member of the pair. The thin, dark disk is illuminated by the light of its hidden central star. The absence of jets indicates that the star is not actively accreting material from this disk. The disk diameter is 20 billion miles. The brighter primary star appears at top of the image.

Object Name: HK Tauri

Image Type: Astronomical

Credit: Karl Stapelfeldt (JPL) and colleagues, 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 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

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