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January 19, 2006 12:00 PM (EST)

News Release Number: STScI-2006-05

Dusty Planetary Disks Around Two Nearby Stars Resemble Our Kuiper Belt

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About the Object
Object Name: HD 53143 HD 139664
Object Description: Star with Disk Star with Disk
Position (J2000): R.A. 06h 59m 59s.56
Dec. -61° 20' 09".0
.A. 15 h 41 m 11 s .30
Dec. -44 39' 41".6
Constellation: Carina Lupus
Distance: 60 light-years (18.4 parsecs) 57 light-years (17.5 parsecs)
About the Data
Data Description: The Hubble images were created from HST data from proposal 9475: P. Kalas (University of California, Berkeley), M. Clampin (NASA/GSFC), and J.R. Graham (University of California, Berkeley).
Instrument: ACS/HRC
Exposure Date(s): September, 2004
Exposure Time: 1.3 hours
Filters: F606W (V), F892W (Methane)
About the Image
Image Credit: NASA, ESA, P. Kalas (University of California, Berkeley)
Release Date: January 19, 2006
Orientation: Dusty Planetary Disks Around Two Nearby Stars Resemble Our Kuiper Belt