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June 4, 2013 10:15 AM (EDT)

News Release Number: STScI-2013-21

Hubble Maps 3-D Structure of Ejected Material Around Erupting Star


Image: Anatomy of a Debris Disk Around T Pyxidis

Anatomy of a Debris Disk Around T Pyxidis

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This illustration shows a disk of material ejected by an erupting star, called T Pyxidis, or T Pyx. T Pyx is a recurrent nova, erupting every 12 to 50 years and ejecting material that has formed the disk around the bright star. The disk is full of clumps of material that have comet-like tails pointing away from the star.

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Credit: NASA, ESA, and A. Feild (STScI/AURA)


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