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April 26, 2001 02:00 PM (EDT)

News Release Number: STScI-2001-13

'Survivor' Planets: Astronomers Witness First Steps of Planet Growth - and Destruction

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About this Object
Object Name: Orion Proplyds
Object Description: Protoplanetary Disks in the Orion Molecular Cloud
Position (J2000) of Center of Orion Nebula: R.A. 05h 35m
Dec. -05° 23'
Constellation: Orion
Distance: About 1,500 light-years (460 parsecs)
About the Data
Instrument: WFPC2
Exposure Dates: February 26, 1998; January 11, 1999
Principal Astronomers: J. Bally (University of Colorado, Boulder), H. Throop (Southwest Research Institute, Boulder), C.R. O’Dell (Vanderbilt University)
About this Release
Release Date: April 26, 2001 2:00 p.m.(EDT)