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News Release 26 of 192

May 9, 2013 10:00 AM (EDT)

News Release Number: STScI-2013-18

Hubble Finds Dead Stars 'Polluted' with Planet Debris

Technical facts about this news release:

About the Object
Object Name: WD 0431+126, WD 0421+162
Object Description: White dwarfs in the Hyades Cluster
Position (J2000)
Center of the Hyades Cluster:
RA: 04h 26m 52s.80
Dec: 15° 52' 12.00"
Constellation: Taurus
Distance: 150 light-years (46 parsecs)
About the Data
Data Description: The image was created from Hubble data from proposal 12169: B. Gaensicke (University of Warwick), D. Koester (Universitat Kiel), J. Farihi (Institute of Astronomy, University of Cambridge), and J. Girven (University of Warwick).
Instrument: COS
Exposure Date(s): February 17 and March 6, 2011
Exposure Time: 13 minutes
Filters: G130M
About the Release
Credit: NASA, ESA, and the Hubble Heritage Team (STScI/AURA)
Release Date: May 9, 2013