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Gap In Stellar Dust Disk May Be Swept Out By Planet

Gap In Stellar Dust Disk May Be Swept Out By Planet


Depicts: HD 141569, IRAS 15473-0346
Copyright: Alycia Weinberger, Eric Becklin (UCLA), Glenn Schneider (University of Arizona) and NASA

A striking NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope near-infrared picture of a disk around the star HD 141569, located about 320 light-years away in the constellation Libra. Hubble shows that the 75 billion-mile wide disk seems to come in two parts: a dark band separates a bright inner region from a fainter outer region. The structure superficially looks much like the largest gap in Saturn's rings - but on a vastly larger scale.
Last Update: 1 September 2019
8-Dec-2022 08:55 UT

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