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June 27, 2006 01:00 PM (EDT)

News Release Number: STScI-2006-25

Hubble Reveals Two Dust Disks Around Nearby Star Beta Pictoris


Image: Multi-Band Images of Beta Pictoris

Multi-Band Images of Beta Pictoris

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Separate B, V, and I ratio images taken with Hubble's Advanced Camera for Surveys support the notion that the inner warp surrounding the nearby star Beta Pictoris is a secondary dust disk, distinct from the main outer dust disk and inclined from it by roughly 4 to 5 degrees.

Image Type: Astronomical/Illustration

Credit: NASA, ESA and D. Golimowski (Johns Hopkins University)


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